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Princess Sofia of Sweden takes part in Tough Viking obstacle course race

Princess Sofia of Sweden took part in the Tough Viking obstacle course race alongside her sisters, Lina and Sara this past weekend. The 15-kilometre course was at Djurgården in Stockholm.

The Swedish Royal Court’s Director of the Information and Press Department, Margareta Thorgren told Svenskdam, “Princess Sofia conducted Tough Viking weekend privately with her two sisters.”

Princess Sofia, who is married to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s only son, Prince Carl Philip, placed 72nd in her category of women between the age of 30 and 34. She completed the course in two hours, 49 minutes and 19 seconds. Sara and Lina competed in their respective age categories.

The Princess was seen covered in mud during the course and competed in obstacles that included running past hanging wires charged to 10,000 volts, climbing over large containers, and climbing monkey bars.

Prince Carl Philip was there to support his wife of three years.

The Tough Viking obstacle course race consisted of 45 specially designed, different courses and obstacles which were created in part by the Swedish Coastal Rangers. It is known as the most challenging and largest such race in the Nordic region.

Prince Carl Philip married Princess Sofia (née Hellqvist) on 13 June 2015 in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace after several years of dating. The couple’s first child, Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland, was born on 19 April 2016. A second son, Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna, followed on 31 August 2017.

HRH Prince Carl Philip, HRH Princess Sofia, HRH Prince Alexander, and HRH Prince Gabriel. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström/Royal Court, Sweden

The family released a group photo earlier this month; it was taken at the Swedish Royal Family’s summer home of Solliden Palace by Anna-Lena Ahlström in July. New images of Prince Gabriel are expected to be released by the Royal Court on 31 August in celebration of his first birthday.

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