Race Across Lake Baikal – level 3
Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake in Siberia, is home to the annual three-day ice-on race which attracts competitors from all over the world.
Participants used skis, ice skates and bikes to make it to the other side of one of the oldest lakes in the world. With the route being 205 kilometres long, the organiser said that those competing should be able to cover at least 80 kilometres a day.
Temperatures dropped to as low as –20°C, and only two thirds of the entrants managed to finish the gruelling course. Locals won the bike and ice skating races.
Difficult words: annual (taking place every year), entrant (a person who takes part in something), gruelling (extremely tiring).
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