Arctic athletes endure the pain of knuckle hop
Posted: Mar 10, 2012 3:18 PM CST
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2012 2:15 PM CST
There's a reason the knuckle hop comes last in the Arctic Sports events at the Arctic Winter Games.
“The judges will be following the competitors, wiping up the trail of blood from their knuckles,” said Andrew Demientieff of Team Alaska.
Yukoner Tom Fulop hopped 34.76 metres on his knuckles and toes in front of the hometown crowd on Friday.
“You don't really feel the pain,” he said. “It's just an all-body workout.”
Fulop took home the gold ulu, and an ice pack.
The 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse wrap up with the closing ceremony Saturday at 6 p.m. PT.
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