He made this distance on Skies from Mora to Sälen 1520, when trying to escape the troops of Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (The Kalmar Union).
As a tradition the participants are served hot Blueberry Soup and the winner is greeted by a Kranskulla (a woman dressed in local costume, giving the winner the victory wreath)
Today’s winner was Jörgen Brink in record time of 3.38.41. I think he really deserved his Blueberry Soup.
Read more about on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasaloppet and about today’s winner http://svt.se/svt/road/Classic/department/603/jsp/Render.jsp?d=151138
Even Pippa Middleton took part in the race maybe escaping the troops of papparazzis http://svtplay.se/v/2731224/pippa_skymtades