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Report: The sauna marathon in Otepää inspires Estonians and international visitors alike

The tenth annual European Sauna Marathon in the Estonian winter capital, Otepää, featured new technology, more nationalities and crazier outfits, writes Adam Rang. Nearly 800 competitors from 16 countries in 188 teams visited 19 saunas around one Estonian town on 2 February for the European Sauna Marathon 2019. It was the biggest and craziest competition in its 10-year history, as well …

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How to compete in Estonia’s European sauna marathon 2019

Adam Rang gives an overview of Estonia’s European sauna marathon, a bizarre competition, held in the Estonia’s “winter capital” Otepää (as always) on 2 February. The European sauna marathon – one of the few sports in which Estonians regularly emerge as world champions – will take place for the 10th …

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Estonian half-distance Ironman declared as the best in the series

The half-distance Ironman triathlon held in Otepää, Estonia, has been declared one of the best in the series in 2017, together with the event held in Sydney. The Ironman events in Otepää and Sydney were chosen as the best from 102 half-distance triathlons in the Ironman series all over the …

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Estonia becomes part of the Ironman triathlon events

Next year, Estonia is to become part of the Ironman triathlon events, the first competition in Estonia and the Baltic states will take place in Otepää on 6 August 2016. The Ironman triathlon is one in a series of long-distance triathlon races organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, …

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The world’s biggest sauna marathon to take place in Estonia

For the past six years, the Estonian winter capital, Otepää, has played host to a sauna marathon where hundreds of competitors sweat to visit as many of the outposts as possible in the shortest time. The European Sauna Marathon, as it’s called, will be held for the sixth time on …

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Otepää – home to the annual European Sauna Marathon

Otepää, Estonia. Winter is a busy time here for sports as competitors come to this usually sleepy town on Estonia’s southern tip. Sometimes, the scene is exactly what you would expect, like 8,500 bundled-up skiers sliding through town on a cross-country ski trek one weekend last month. Other times, though, …

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