Sled Dog Racer Conquers Finnmarksløpet

Thomas Wærner, a 40-year-old musher from the mountains of Synnfjell in Oppland County, relished weekend celebrations after he logged what commentators called a decisive victory in this year’s 1,000-kilometer Finnmarksløpet, the long-distance sled dog race over much of Finnmark County in northern Norway.Wærner rode back into the far northern city of Alta on Friday morning, well ahead of his rivals and a full day ahead of the awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday. He and his team of dogs had covered the course from Alta east towards Tana bru and Kirkenes and back to Alta via Karasjok in just over five days.Read more here:


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