The sport of running with a rifle has a long tradition in Switzerland.
This content was published on December 10, 2007 minutes
The top event in this typically Swiss sport is run over the marathon distance of 42 kilometres. It developed from a purely military exercise in the 1930s to a sport discipline in its own right. Participants wear battle dress and carry at least 6.2kg, including a back pack and military-issue rifle. Civilian footwear is allowed.
(Pictures and text: Christoph Balsiger, swissinfo)
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