Vikingarännet 1999

The first Vikingarännet was run on 13th February 1999. Due to open water around Erikssund, it was decided to run the first Vikingarännet on Ekoln, using it as a round track with one lap anticlockwise and one lap clockwise. The start and finish were both at Skarholmen, just outside Uppsala.About 5,100 skaters started and the winner of the men’s race was Hotze Zandstra, Holland, in 2.35 and the ladies race, Laura Kamminga, Holland in 3.03.