Ekran won Femund dog sledding race

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Sigrid Ekran of Folldal became the first woman to win the gruelling Femundløpet, a demanding dog sledding race in bone-chilling eastern Norway. Ekran competed the 615-kilometer course in 35 hours and 39 minutes. “It feels good,” she told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) when it was all over, adding that she and her dogs “had fun” despite sub-freezing temperatures and demanding terrain. The victory allows her to claim the national championship in long-distance dog sledding.
(Written February 8, 2010)