A kiss for Pippa as she owns the slopes

Monday March 5, 2012

Fitness fanatic Pippa Middleton is the toast of the winter sports scene after completing the gruelling 56-mile Vasaloppet marathon in Sweden.

Accompanied by her brother James, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister took 7 hours and 13 minutes to complete the task, finishing in 412th place.

After the challenge, which Pippa undertook for charity, excited race steward Erik Smedhs congratulated her with a kiss on the cheek.

"I didn't really plan it, it was just a spontaneous thing" he said.  

"It's traditional to kiss the winner of the race, but I thought it would be funny to kiss Pippa when she finished. she just said 'thank you' and smiled".  

Also attending the event was Denmark's Prince Frederik, who made it past the finishing line in an impressive 6 hours and 32 minutes.

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Photo: © Rex

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