Iceland World Champion in Pace Race

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Iceland World Champion in Pace Race

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.

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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.