Dozens of canine opponents are ready for the beginning of one of many longest canine sled races on the earth in Russia’s far east.
There shall be 42 groups taking part within the Berengia 2019, which shall be held on March 2 and see opponents race 700 kilometres to the end line.
Every competitor drives a six-dog sled, and women and men are handled on equal phrases, stated Anastasia Silakhina, who shall be competing within the race this yr.
“We’re equals [male and female racers], perhaps it’s harder for us bodily, however we’re coaching and fulfilling every part like male racers,” she stated.
The governor of Kamchatka area, Vladimir Ilyukhin, stated the occasion has elevated tourism within the space.
“Folks come to look at Berengia. We had been strolling round and have seen vacationers from overseas international locations who got here particularly for Berengia.
“It’s a stunning competition — white snow, nice canine, stunning individuals. The entire of Kamchatka is like this. That is our trademark our model that can appeal to extra individuals.”
This yr, round 250,000 guests are anticipated to attend the occasion.
The primary Berengia race dates again to 1990 and lined a distance of 250 kilometres.