Cross country skiers seen at the start of the 87th annual Vasaloppet long distance cross country ski race in Saelen, Sweden, on Sunday March 6, 2011. The traditional 90-kms ski race Vasaloppet from ... more 
Cross country skiers seen at the start of the 87th annual Vasaloppet long distance cross country ski race in Saelen, Sweden, on Sunday March 6, 2011. The traditional 90-kms ski race Vasaloppet from Saelen to Mora is named after former Swedish King Gustav Vasa who according to the legendary tale, in the year 1520 skied the 90 Km fleeing from Danish soldiers while raising a Swedish army. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Scanpix/Ulf Palm
Sun, Mar 6, 2011 8:50 AM EST