March 18Frederik and Haakon gloomy in Norway's oldest cross-country skiing
They've done it once before, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prince Haakon. And Saturday morning hitched the two crown princes as skis on again.
For the second time participating Crown Prince Frederik participate in Norway's oldest and most traditional cross-country skiing, Birkebeinerlobet. He did so with Norway's Crown Prince Haakon. The two friends also attended together last year when they competed in the same category. Unfortunately for Crown Prince Frederik, Haakon could pull out as the victor of the internal duel thus gaining bragging rights.Crown Prince Frederik ready to ski on Saturday morning
At 8:30 Saturday morning hitched the two crown princes once again the long skis on their feet, ready to travel 54 kilometers in distance mountain terrain from Rena in ?sterdalen to Lillehammer in Gudbrandsdalen.Did not reach the goal in time
Last year Prince Haakon managed to enter the time of four hours, ten minutes and ten seconds while our own Crown Prince Frederick ending time five hours, five minutes and five seconds. It also meant that he did not reach the goal within the group (men between 44 and 49 years) time limit was reached.
Birkebeinerl?bet started way back in 1205, when the Norwegian royal child was taken to safety by two warriors. To commemorate the event, the participants must run with a backpack a minimum of 3.5 kg.