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We Have Been Deprived Of The Elfstedentocht For Far Too Long

It’s cold! Cold in a lot of places. Wet, too. The South has iced over, which isn’t ideal for drivers. It snowed in the Pacific Northwest, which is ideal for bears. Texas isn’t doing great. It’s tempting to have a laugh, but resist: This is genuinely dangerous weather for places and people that aren’t equipped […]

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Dutch skater Henk Angenent (C/red/black) is followed by others as he glides across ice on a canal at Hindeloopen on February 14, 2021, as he attempts the 'Elfstedentocht' in the Netherlands' province of Friesland. - Angenent a farmer, who was winner of the last edition of the 'Elfstedentocht' in 1997, which is an organised 200-kilometre skating tour along the 11 Frisian towns and has been adapted to comly with restrictions as part of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
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