The Worldloppet season 11l12 already started: Petr Novak (CZE, Fischer Racing Team) claimed victory at the kick-off the Kangaroo Hoppet in Australia ahead of Alex Almoukov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots).
Due to the warm weather conditions the last weeks the Kangaroo Hoppet had to be moved from the original course up to a back-up course at the top of the Falls Creek Alpine Resorts. Altogether 1.150 competitors from 24 nations entered the races.
Fastest man of the day was Petr Novak, who crossed the finishline after 1:16:04 hours with one minute ahead of Alex Almoukov from Russia.
Kangaroo Hoppet 30 km FT:
1. Petr Novak 01:16:04 Fischer ski and boots
2. Alex Almoukov 01:17:02 Fischer ski and boots
3. Ben Sim 01:17:22Result list Kangaroo Hoppet