GALLERY: Stockholm's 'Tough Viking' race

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2 Sep, 2013 Updated Mon 2 Sep 2013 15:49 CEST
GALLERY: Stockholm's 'Tough Viking' race

While the real Swedish Vikings may have pillaged their last village long ago, the 21st century versions competed in the Tough Viking Race on Sunday in Stockholm - fighting obstacles of fire, water, electricity, and much more. Check out the pictures.


Nowadays you mostly see Swedes with well-combed hair and nicely fitting clothes. The idea of the their former Viking style is a distant memory.

Once in a while, however, this suppressed emotion that runs through their veins emerges - even if only for a few short hours on a Sunday afternoon.

IN PICTURES: See the modern day Vikings tackling the elements

The race, on the fields of Gärdet in north-eastern Stockholm, spanned 12 kilometres and featured 12 "brutal" obstacles from running through electrical wires, crawling through mud, and swimming through water.

Click here to check out the pictures.

Steffen Daniel Meyer

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