Sauna Marathon in Estonia
“The goal is to survive”
In Estonia, about 1,000 people took part in the sixth European Sauna Marathon. The rules required by the teams of four, along a route to visit any amounts saunas and stay at least three minutes in any sauna.
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Translation from German:
New attendance record for the European spa Marathon
The European Sauna Marathon took place in Estonia for the sixth time. About 1,000 participants represented a record: The rules require to visit 20 saunas along a route and at least three minutes to stop at any sauna.
It seems to be true love which moved the people of Estonia on Sunday – they were hot on the annual European Sauna Marathon, held again in the winter sports center of Estonians in Otepaeae.
About 1,000 participants represented a record: The rules required by the teams of four, along a route to visit any amounts of saunas and at least three minutes to stop at any sauna.
Although there were delays in the icy air because of the crowds, the enthusiasm cooled hardly:
“It is love for the sauna, yes, and if you can find the orientation, then it will be very exciting!”
“It’s a very cool event. Friends meet, a great pastime. It hardens (toughens), because it is cold outside. And when the winter is only short, this is wonderful! ”
Stipp visits in 20 saunas were required in this sixth edition of each team. Extra points were, for example for diving or swimming in an ice hole or in the hot tub. One participant even came from India, many from neighboring countries or from Germany or the United States:
“This is a family reunion that unites us. We can all join together and support each other. And of course, it is also a challenge. The most important thing is, yes, to dive into the ice, but after that you can enjoy a very good feeling, as in this whirlpool.”
“So, the key training for this competition is to just run as fast as possible in the cold to the next hot spot, and again and again without dying. Your goal here is simply to survive. The simple, brutal survival “.
Not only the second infusion of last year, but something very special, among other things: this sauna in a fire truck or that venue in the sauna-disco. The grand prize for the winning team, incidentally, was a brand new hot tub. This should be backed up a hot and cool at the same time preparing for the next time.