High Hopes for First Dutch Skating Marathon in 15 Years

High Hopes for First Dutch Skating Marathon in 15 Years

http://www.accuweather.com
February 12, 2012

The historic Elfstedentocht marathon may finally take place again in the Netherlands this year, according to Reuters. The marathon has not taken place since 1997, but temperatures may finally be cold enough for skaters to take to the ice once more.

The marathon takes ice skaters through 11 Dutch cities and 200 kilometers (or 124 miles) of frozen canals. The skate has only happened 15 times since the 1909 inaugural race.

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