Are you wondering why this post has a picture of a donkey? Well, that is not any donkey, that is an Turkmenian kulan. The kulans are one of the fastest land mammals and can run at high speed of 70 km/h and on marathon distances still 50 km/h!
Teemu Virtanen did not came up to an average speed like that, but on the other hand, it is not likely that a kulan will go for 180 km on snow. That is, what Teemu did. He sat a new unofficial course record for the 180 km distance from Mora to Sälen and back. The record time is 9:42:46!
The idea behind that attempt to go the Vasalopp-distance twice was to show, what the Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet distance means and that is is possible to do even for non-professionals.