Alternatieve Elfstedentocht in Oostenrijk

Skaters, out of some 1100 athletes, compete in the 200 km (124 miles) race in Techendorf in Austria's southern Carinthia province, January 27, 2012. Techendorf hosts the Alternatieve Elfstedentocht Weissensee (Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee), a traditional Dutch series of speed skating events for both professionals and amateurs with some 6.000 participants from January 23 to February 4. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) REUTERS