The last reindeer race for this year had a great mix of participants, including visitors from New York (a journalist for the New York Times), Germany and Australia, as well as locals. Four qualifying races, two semifinals and one final – and then we had a winner. I won my qualification race against Konstantin Tönnies from Germany and got to race against Gerald Bruce Thompson (the Australian ambassador to Sweden) in the semifinal. Mr. Thompson won the semifinal easily. He then won over Robin Holmbom in the final race, and was awarded with a reindeer horn trophy. When asked for a quick comment on his reindeer racing experience, Mr. Thompson concluded that he was happy about his participation.
Updated: I got a set of photos taken during the event today, by Björn Uglem. Thanks, Björn!