A few days ago...

…I´ve been to a polar dog sled race in Todtmoos (Blackforest area). Beside watching all the polar dogs pulling the sleds (blog entry coming soon!) there was another category called „canicross on snow“. Actually I´ve never heard of this before but long story short it´s like cross country running with a dog pulling in front of you. Sounds weird?! It is! Right before the start I talked to some of the runners and asked them if they were allowed to have spikes or something similar on their shoes. They´re not, just normal running shoes, everything else would cause a disqualification. Most of the dogs were already pulling not wanting to wait for the start. That energy and the fact how owner and dog were fitting perfectly together somehow attracted me so I asked the runners if I can take some portraits, these are the results.