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CPF competes in Vansbro open swim event in Sweden

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4. juli 2015

H.K.H. Kronprinsen deltager i Vansbrosimningen i Vansbro. Sverige, kl. 10.00.

4 July 2015, 10:00 am

HRH The Crown Prince participates in Vansbrosimningen in Vansbro, Sweden.

Vansbrosimningen is Sweden’s classic open water swimming event. The course is 3k, and is swum in the rivers Vanån and Västerdalälven.

http://vansbrosimningen.se/en/

http://vansbrosimningen.se/en/vansbrosimningen-3k/

There is a series of extreme events in Sweden which together are known as 'A Swedish Classic'. To qualify for a diploma the 4 extreme events must be completed within the space of twelve months.

Part 1 is 'Vasaloppet' cross-country skiing 90 kilometers (which CPF has completed several times, including this year in March)

Part 2 is 'Vätternrundan' cycling race of 300 km (which CPF completed overnight on the eve/day of Prince Carl Philip's wedding in June)

Part 3 is today's 'Vansbrosimningen' swimming over 3000 meters in open river

Part 4 takes place in September - 'Lidingöloppet' 30 km cross-country run.

It's possible that Crown Prince Frederik is aiming to achieve the whole Swedish Classic this year - we will have to wait until September to find out.

http://vansbrosimningen.se/en/a-swedish-classic/

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H&N article

http://herognu.dk/kongelige/kronprinsen-i-ny-ekstrem-udfordring/

"The Crown Prince in new extreme challenge"

The first 2000 meters is to be swum in the river Vanån, then there is a turn into the river Västerdalälven to swim against the current for the final 1000 meters.

H&N notes that Crown Prince Frederik will not have much time to recover as he is due back at the Copenhagen Opera House at 4:20 pm for the Hempel jubilee event.

Similar article in BT

http://www.bt.dk/royale/kronprinsen-goer-det-igen-kaster-sig-ud-i-ekstremloeb-faa-timer-foer-fest

(photo from 2013, when CPF completed the Copenhagen Ironman)

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Nice photo of Frederik

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/images/161/3545873_1200_675.jpg

His time was about 45min. Just saw a short interview with him and he said he intends to

participate in the 4th part of 'A Swedish Classic' - The 'Lidingöloppet' in September.

He is starting to prepare for it in August.

It sounded like the reporter started with using the informal 'you', 'Du' in Swedish but then

continued with the formal 'Ni'. He was also asked about possible competition

with members of the SRF, Prince Daniel or Carl Filip but he said no, not this time.

http://livestream.com/vansbrosimningen/events/4151114/videos/92136205

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