Friday, March 13, 2009

Finnmarkslopet 2009: Part 16 - Mikael and Team reached the finish line!

Mikael and his brave 9 co-travellers just completed the 1060 km Finnmarkslopet 2009! Woo-Hoo!
Congratulations to race well done!

They finished on 17th place exactly at 19:30, after 6 days, 7 hours, and 29 minutes!

Here is a translated text from the Finnmarkslopet website, from his interview at the finish line:

- "My goal was to complete the race", says Mikael Jutila from Finland when he crossed the finishing line, as number 17. He started in Finnmarkslopet already four times, and this is the second time he completes it. In 2007 he finished in 12th place. The nine dogs that crossed the finish line this year looked strong and vigorous. The musher seemed to be doing good as well. - "I am not tired at all", he says, "but now it´s time for dog care and then sauna for myself - I am a Fin afrter all!", he adds with a smile.

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