Bergþór (Beggi) Eggertson, who competes for Iceland but lives in Berlin, achieved yesterday for the fourth time the title of world champion in 250 m pace race on his horse Lótus von Aldenghoor. He raced the distance in 21.97 seconds.
Starting a pace race. Photo: Rosl Rössner.
Second was the Dane Ibn Katrine Andersen on Skuggi frá Hávarðarkoti, while German rider Marie Lange-Fuchs on Ómi fran Stav received the bronze.
During the award ceremony the members of Beggi’s farm close to Berlin cheered and waved.
Beggi said he has never owned a horse like Lótus. He had once joked with Magnús Skúlason that he only needed one more title to equal the former four-time pace world champion. Now he had succeeded.
Dagmar Trodler reports for Iceland Review from Berlin.