14th Šediváčkův Long dog sledding race ends
The 14th annual Šediváčkův Long dog sledding race, considered one of the most difficult in Europe, has ended in the Orlické Mountains in the north of the country. 92 mushers with some 620 dogs competed in the four-day, 200-km race; only 48 completed the challenge. The race was intended to run 222 kilometres, however it poor weather conditions on Friday required that the route be shortened. The Šediváčkův Long is one of four extreme-sport dog sledding races for the Iron Sled Dog Man title, the rest of which are held in the Swiss and Austrian Alps.