Czech 'musher' wins 300-km dogsled race through snowy mountains

A musher rides his dog sled during a stage of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach, Czech Republic, January 25, 2019. Picture taken January 25, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

DESTNE, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Home favourite Roman Habasko and his team of 10 dogs won the Sedivackuv Long dogsled race in the Czech Republic on Saturday, the final day of a gruelling 300-kilometre (186 miles) haul, one of the toughest events of its kind in Europe.

Heavy snowfall greeted the more than 100 "mushers", or riders, in the 23rd annual running of the four-day race in the Czech mountains, providing the best conditions for the event in over a decade, according to the race organiser.

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