Out of over 15,000 competitors in the world's oldest cross country ski race, one was of particular interest to the international press – the Duchess of Cambridge's sporty sister.
Pippa Middleton was the centre of attention as she completed the gruelling 56-mile Vasaloppet marathon in Sweden along with her brother James.
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Before the race she explained: "My brother and I are raising money for Magic Breakfast, a small registered charity that fights child hunger through breakfast clubs."
Despite the physical demands of the event, the brunette made light work of the slopes, gliding through the snow with elegance and ease.
The single beauty took 7 hours and 13 minutes to complete the task, finishing in a respectable 412th place.
"It was incredible and it was faster than I thought I would manage," she told newspaper Aftonbladet. "Now I'm going to rest and put my feet up."
After the challenge, which was in aid of a children's charity, an admirer rushed in to congratulate her with a kiss on the cheek.