Two Person Double Marathon Relay Was Nightmare For Swedish Skiers
Swedish Skidsport.com reported from Sweden’s national team skiers Anders Sodergren and Mathias Frederiksson nightmare experience in the recent two person marathon in Skien, Norway:
– It’s the toughest thing I have ever done, said Anders Sodergren
Sodergren and Fredriksson were the only Swedes in the competition. They did very well and placed second only two minutes behind the winners after more than seven hours of running.
We were tie for a long time but they got away on the last leg, said Sodergren who worked hard on the mostly rock like surface.
– I had expected a softer surface, but it was mostly plain rock continued Anders.
It was supposed to be 42 kilometer each but they had added three â€œbonusâ€ kilometers since the finish was at a castle.
– We can hardly walk today (the day after). It was the downhill part that wore down the legs and this is the toughest race I have ever done, said Sodergren
He might need a couple weeks of rest, but doubt that it will take that long.
– I’m resting today (the day after the race) and tomorrow morning. We’ll see how I feel after that. No running for awhile at least, said Anders with a laugh.