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The ski challenge open to everyone

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Nearly 12,000 competitors from all over the world will cross frozen lakes and climb forest slopes in the Engadine 42km ski marathon.

The event based near St Moritz in Switzerland attracts amateurs and professionals as well as the odd celebrity. Mike Bushell went to see just how tough it is.

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