Usually confined to locations much nearer the Arctic Circle, dog-sled racing comes to Todtmoos in Germany on the 24th and 25th of January.
The International Dog-Sled Racing event sees competitors pit themselves against the world’s top teams across a range of distances, from short sprints to gruelling endurance events.
This competition traces its roots back to 1975, when 25 teams participated in the event. Now thousands of dogs and hundreds of mushers from all over the world descend on this otherwise unassuming corner of Germany for this gala occasion.
Moreover, thousands of spectators wrap up in their winter gear and wield torches to view the contests which take place amid the frozen natural beauty of the area.
The first organised dog-sled race is believed to have taken place in Alaska in 1908, although its history as a traditional activity dates back much further. It was also included in the 1932 Winter Olympics as a one-off demonstration event.
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