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Snow Blower Races

The Snow Blower World Championships is held annually as part of the Kiruna Snow Festival in Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. The race has been a popular event at the festival since 2014.

snow blower race at the Kiruna Snow Festivalsnow blower race at the Kiruna Snow Festival [photo credit Kiruna Snow Festival / Kjell Törmä]

It is very simple. The aim of the sport is for the competitors to push a slow blower through a 20-meter long snow heap that is roughly 40 centimeters high. The racer that first gets through the snow wins the race and is declared the world champion.

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