Dozens of skiers crash during Estonia event

Aivo Jurken took the video Saturday at the Tartu Maraton in Lipuvaljak.

By Ben Hooper
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LIPUVALJAK, Estonia, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Footage from a skiing event in Estonia shows a chain-reaction starting with a few skiers crashing and ending with dozens of participants taking a fall.

The video, taken at the bottom of a downhill slope at the Tartu Maraton cross-country skiing event Saturday in Lipuvaljak, shows the skiing contest turn into a pileup with dozens of participants tripping over one another.


Aivo Jurken, who shot the video, said the "many, many falls and crashes" took place over half a mile into the race.

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