In a challenge on Saturday in Oslo, called the Attacking Vikings Challenge, the Norwegian Alpine team collected more than 100 000 Norwegian crowns for the Support Association for Children with Cancer (Støtteforeningen for Kreftsyke Barn or SKB). The exact total raised by the year’s fight against cancer amounted to 105 750 Norwegian crowns or some 14'000 Euros. Norway’s best alpine ski racers led by Aksel Lund Svindal have chosen SKB as their charity of choice.
Staged on mountain bikes, the challenge saw hard intensity action over five hours pushing everyone to their limits. Money was raised for each completed round of some 1 km biking. The best male racer was Aleksander Kilde whilst Nora Grieg Christensen was the fastest lady with average speed of 23,7 km/h.
Alpine legends Kjetil André Aamodt and Lasse Kjus were also seen to keep a high level on the bikes. Together with Tom Stiansen they finished second in the team competition after the youngsters Endre Bjertnes, Alekander Kilde and Henrik Kristoffersen. Team Aksel Lund Svindal finished third. Kristine Birkeland, Karoline Ekse Jenssen and Nora Grieg Christensen won the ladies team competition.
For the Facebook page of the challenge click here.