Speed Skating Race in Austria

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The beard of a skater, one out of some 1,100 athletes, is covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 30, 2015. Techendorf is hosting the Alternatieve Elfstedentocht Weissensee (Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee) races, a traditional Dutch series of speed skating events for both professionals and amateurs with some 5,000 participants, until January 31, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Athletes compete during a mass start event in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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A skater, one out of some 1,100 athletes, rests during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 30, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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The beard of a skater, one out of some 1,100 athletes, is covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 30, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Participants pose during an open run in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Athletes compete during a mass start event in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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The beard of a skater, one out of some 1,100 athletes, is covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 30, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Windbreaker underpants are pictured in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Athletes compete during a mass start event in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Small skates are pictured in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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The beard of a skater, one out of some 1,100 athletes, is covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 30, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Sportswear hangs from balconies of a hotel in the Carinthian village of Techendorf January 29, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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