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Mar042012

Pippa Middleton Completes Cross-Country Ski Marathon in Sweden

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Pippa Middleton competed in a 56-mile cross-country ski marathon in Sweden on Sunday to raise money for charity, according to published reports.

The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, came in 412th place in the Vasaloppet ski race, finishing in 7 hours, 13:36 minutes, among 15,800 competitors.

Middleton’s brother, James, who also competed in the race, finished in 6 hours, 47:27 minutes.

The siblings participated in the race to raise money for a children’s charity.

“My brother and I are raising money for Magic Breakfast, a small registered charity that fights child hunger through breakfast clubs and delivering free breakfasts (bagels, cereal, juice and porridge) to thousands of state primary school children in the UK, particularly our inner cities,” Pippa Middleton wrote on her fundraising page.

According to the website, she raised £7,602.00 ($12,037) from 119 donors.

Like her sister, Pippa Middleton is an avid athlete and has been photographed running, ice skating, swimming and playing tennis. She played field hockey as a child.

The Vasaloppet race is one of the world’s oldest annual cross-country ski races and is held on the first Sunday of March between the Swedish villages of Salen and Mora.

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