Nowadays you mostly see Swedes with well-combed hair and nicely fitting clothes. The idea of the their former Viking style is a distant memory.
Once in a while, however, this suppressed emotion that runs through their veins emerges - even if only for a few short hours on a Sunday afternoon.
IN PICTURES: See the modern day Vikings tackling the elements
The race, on the fields of Gärdet in north-eastern Stockholm, spanned 12 kilometres and featured 12 "brutal" obstacles from running through electrical wires, crawling through mud, and swimming through water.
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Steffen Daniel Meyer
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