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Why did you decide to register to this race?

This is a long endurance test, where tactics and knowledge about the circumstances are in great role. This is adventure racing, rogaining and orienteering and many other tricky aspects in one package. The event is held right in the middle of very remote but beautiful nature. This is a must!

What kind of trip you expect LWC to be?

Overall it will be difficult and hard. We hope to be able to move most of the time. But more importantly, we would like to be able to enjoy of what we see and experience.

Tell something about your team. What does the name stand for?

LWC is the first time we meet and race together. Kaisa saw on FB that Jussi was looking for a team and thought – “well, why not! 😀 This is a great opportunity to do something different after Corona changed all other race plans for the season”.

”Marsut” is our team name. Marsu (Guinea Pig) is a funny little furry animal, almost like a rat, but more sympathetic. Juha’s daughter came up with the name when she was 3 years old, and they raced with that name together in some rogaining events. Kaisa also thought the name is good, after learning that “Guinea Pigs love roaming free outdoors but also like soft beds. And you can teach them to do tricks with food as a price”.

What is the longest distance you have traveled in terrain (by foot) in 24 hours?

Numerous times 100–160 km (Juha), only about 80km/day (Kaisa).


What’s your goal in LWC?

To see the amazing landscape of Kaldoaivi and Vätsäri area. To be able to move most of the time for 5 days and nights.

In these pictures Kaisa Reinius and Juha Lehtonen (team Marsut) are not climbing the same hill – but they are clearly approaching the same destination – the LWC.