Pippa Middleton finished the famous Vasaloppet cross country ski marathon in Sweden in 412th place, but probably won the award for most interviewed competitor.
Middleton, the sister of Prince William’s new bride, Kate Middleton, finished the traditional Swedish ski marathon in 7:13:36. She lost the royal race to Denmark’s Crown Prince Fredrik who completed the course in 6:36:32 to finish in 5,530th place in the men’s race.
Pippa and her brother James, who clocked 06:47:27, were competing alongside 15,800 competitors to raise money for the children’s charity Magic Breakfast.
The competition is one of the world’s oldest cross-country races and is based on Gustav Vasa’s attempt to gather peasants for a revolt against occupying Danes in 1522.
Odd Christmas photo of the day Leo Park, age six, poses as a man dressed as Santa Claus is lifted by crane onto the world’s first Santa-friendly chimney in Somerford Keynes, England, Dec. 19, 2011.
The development of the chimney, which is undergoing practical tests, was inspired by Leo after he told his mother that the chimney in the house they were having built was too small to accommodate Santa Claus. (Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
Britain has warned of “serious consequences” after angry mobs stormed the UK embassy compound in Tehran. Scores of protesters smashed windows, hurled petrol bombs, trashed offices and burned the British flag during a rally to protest against sanctions imposed by the UK. One man waved a framed picture of Queen Elizabeth.
Photos of the Day, Sept. 13, 2011 Stuntman Rock Taylor drives through a huge sheet of glass at the 02 Arena on September 13, 2011 in London, England. The stunt was performed in an attempt to break a previous Guinness record to ‘break through the largest breakaway glass structure in a car’. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Photos of the day Hot-air balloons begin to rise during the early morning mass assent which saw over 60 balloons launched at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Aug. 12, 2011 in Bristol, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)