Standing on the corner, watching Peeter Kümmel whip by
Norway’s Jens Arne Svartedal won the men’s race and Pirjo Manninen of Finland was the day’s fastest woman. 25 year-old Peeter Kümmel, currently our most promising sprinter, finished seventh.
What could be better than standing on the corner in close to 20 degree weather, listening to meltwater babbling down the cobblestone street and watching Odd-Björn Hjelmeset whip by? NB: Odd-Björn is oddly similar to Karu-Ott, the old pet name for bear in Estonian.
Text and photo: Riina Kindlam, Tallinn