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Burn Slush! The Reindeer Grand Prix

Cathy FitzGerald travels to Finland to learn about the sport of reindeer-racing, popular in the Arctic Circle, in which jockeys are hauled behind reindeer at up to 60km/hour.

Competitive reindeer-racing is a popular sport in the Arctic Circle. In Finland, the season runs from November to April and good jockeys are local celebrities. They need strong biceps and serious guts - strapped onto cross-country skis they're hauled behind reindeer at up to 60km/hour.

Cathy FitzGerald travels to Lake Inari in the snowy north of Finland to find out more about the sport.

Presented and produced by Cathy FitzGerald
A White Stiletto production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

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Mon 19 Dec 2016 16:00

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