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30/01/2013
KLL2012
Once again, it was the weather which did not leave the organisers any other choice than to take out plan B in order to be able to hold their race this weekend. A few days ago, the area around the famous monastery Ettal and the village of the world wide known “Passion Play”, Oberammergau, still looked like a winter wonderland. But due to very warm temperatures announced for this week in the area of Oberammergau, the OC of the most important long distance race in Germany, the König-Ludwig-Lauf, was forced to take the difficult decision to change the track of the 50km long race to a 21km loop which has to be skied twice. With the new track, the racers won"t have the possibility to pass the famous castle of Ludwig II, “Schloss Linderhof”. However, in order to be on the safe side, the organisers had to take this hard decision. “It was not an easy decision to change the track in that way, but we do not want to compromise the whole race by staying with the original track. Now, we are on the safe side – the track is in a good condition and there aren"t any more problematic areas on this loop. We will definitely be able to hold the race this weekend. This was our priority when we took the decision.” informs Marc Schauberger of the organisation committee.
The race will start, as usual, in Ettal, then following the original track to Dicklschwaig (km 8,5km) and further until km 11,5. Here, the track now turns back to Graswang instead of continuing further to Schloss Linderhof. At km 18,5km, the race turns into its second round. When the racers have finished the second loop, they turn towards Oberammergau instead of heading into a third loop via Ettal.
About 4400 racers will start in the different races this weekend at the 41st edition of the König-Ludwig-Lauf. On Saturday, the FIS Marathon Cup (now 42km instead of the original 50km) will be held in skating technique. Racers who do not want to ski such a long distance, can also participate in the short race which counts 21km (one loop). On Sunday, it"s time for the classic technique. Two races are proposed – one 42km long one and one of 21km.

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