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Swimsuit wearing Baikal ice-skaters brave Siberian frost

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 02:14

Skating fans from Russia's Siberia brave sub-zero temperatures to take part in marathon across frozen waters of the world's deepest lake Baikal.

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SHOWS: IRKUTSK REGION, RUSSIA (MARCH 11, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. BIKINI RACE PARTICIPANTS AT START LINE 2. PARTICIPANTS GETTING READY/ STARTING TO RUN 3. SPECTATORS APPLAUDING 4. VARIOUS OF ICE-SKATERS IN BIKINI DURING RACE 5. PATICIPANTS POSING FOR PICTURE 6. PARTICIPANTS TALKING 7. SKATES 8. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) UNIDENTIFIED RACE PARTICIPANT, SAYING: "It brings so much energy. Just look at how vigorous all the girls are." 9. SPECTATORS TAKING PICTURES 10. WOMEN IN BIKINIS POSING FOR PICTURE / ICE 11. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RACE PARTICIPANT, SVETLANA TROFIMCHUK, SAYING: "We simply decided to take part to test our strength. Awesome! I advise it to everyone." 12. MAN WEARING TRUNKS SKATING 13. SIGN READING (English): 'WORLD MARATHON / BAIKAL 2017 / WORLD SPEED SKATING', GIRL SKATING 14. SIGN READING (English): 'BAIKAL MARATHON SKATING 2017' 15. VARIOUS OF BAIKAL STORY: Siberian fitness lovers braved the freezing temperatures of Lake Baikal on Saturday (March 11) dressed only in swimming gear. As friends and supporters were wrapped up in winter coats to protect themselves from the minus ten centigrade temperature, race participants slipped off their clothes and slid away. Women wore bikinis and men took part in swimming shorts and trunks as they raced across 500 metres of frozen ice which covered the world's deepest lake. The race was part of the Baikal Marathon Skating 2017, an annual event which brings together sports enthusiasts from around the region. After finishing the event many of the participants were celebratory. "We simply decided to take part to test our strength. Awesome! I advise it to everyone," said participant Svetlana Trofimchuk.

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Swimsuit wearing Baikal ice-skaters brave Siberian frost

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 02:14