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The masks were allowed to come off during the race, although competitors were reminded about social distancing.New Zealand’s top cross-country skier Campbell Wright (No 186, below, left) took that to heart, maintaining a substantial lead throughout the race, ahead of Davis who finished in second place.
The course was shorter because of a lack of snow in parts, while Covid-19 accounted for the reduction in the number of competitors.
Usually a contingent of overseas competitiors from the Worldloppet series would have taken part.