Race Across Lake Baikal – level 2
Lake Baikal is located in Siberia in Russia and it is the deepest lake in the world. Every year, there is a three-day race across it, which attracts people from all over the world. Participants use skis, ice skates or bikes.
The route is 205 kilometres long, and the organiser said that people should travel at least 80 kilometres a day. Temperatures dropped to –20°C and only two thirds of the competitors finished the course. Locals won the bike and ice skating races.
Difficult words: participant (a person who participates in something – does something), course (a route, a way), locals (people who live in the area).
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