Antti Korpi and Suvi Rajander were the winners of this memorable race

The first Winter Warrior Finland was a big success. We had an absolutely thrilling race and we want to thank every participant for showing fantastic #warriorspirit throughout the race. But like in all competitions, there is always a winner.

Race results

This year the top ranks in the Warrior squad were claimed by Antti Korpi (2:09) and Suvi Rajander (2:15). With these amazing performances they won gorgeous Warrior Knifes that will have individually shaped titanium handles. They also earned free participation to the Elite squad of Toughest Finland Vörå 2018.

Warrior-squad winners Antti Korpi and Suvi Rajander
Warrior-squad winners Antti Korpi and Suvi Rajander

In the Fitness squad the first two were Janne Väisänen (2:50) and Tanja Korhonen (2:54). They received unique Finnish handicraft necklaces by Damastikoru, made out of Damascus steel, a material used in viking and samurai swords.

Fitness squad winners Janne Väisänen and Tanja Korhonen
Fitness squad winners Janne Väisänen and Tanja Korhonen

In the team competition the first place was taken by IPA Suomen osasto – IPA Section Finland (3:26). They received beanies and free participation to Extremerun.

Team competition winners IPA Section Finland
Team competition winners IPA Section Finland

We also awarded the 3rd and 4th warriors of both individual squads. In the Warrior squad, these places were claimed by Marjo Saari (2:52) and Tapio Hautala (3:10) and they received powerful headlamps. In the Fitness squad, at shared third place came Henriikka Puolitaival and Henna Tyni (3:14). They won high-quality Finnish Husky Oy beanies.

We had the pleasure to have racers from five different countries and we awarded the flag-bearers (the first of each country). The flag-bearers were: Antti Korpi (Finland), Dexter Redman McQueen (Great Britain), Regine Müller (Germany), Jacq Oak (Ireland) and Andreas Koch (Austria). They received beautiful Kuksas (traditional wooden cup) given by Mailan Putiikki.

Flag-bearers Matt Healy GBR, Jacqueline Crane IRL, Regine Müller GER, Antti Korpi FI, Andreas Koch AUT
Flag-bearers Matt Healy GBR, Jacqueline Crane IRL, Regine Müller GER, Antti Korpi FI, Andreas Koch AUT

We want to promote positive, true Warrior spirit so we gave special prizes to two incredible shows of character. We awarded Tapio Hautala and Önne Mustakallio with Kuksas hand designed by Lapinkettu, inspired by the nature and animals of Lapland.

#warriorsprit -prize winners Tapio Hautala and Önne Mustakallio
#warriorsprit -prize winners Tapio Hautala and Önne Mustakallio

Last but not least, we want to give recognition to the brave Challange squad ladies who voluntary went through the feared I Scream Tunnels: Sofia Palmu, Jenni Alatolonen and Kirsi Kesälahti.

Finally, a BIG thanks to every racer: we didn’t find any trash from the race track in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park !!

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