SKI BUM

03.04.1211:40 AM ET

Official Erik Smedhs Plants a Smacker on Pippa's Cheek

Official plants smacker on Miss Middleton's cheek at finish line
Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is kissed by man (unidentified) moments after crossing the finish line of the 88th Vasaloppet cross country ski marathon in Mora on March 4, 2012. Vasaloppet is an annual long distance (90km) cross-country ski marathon held on the first Sunday of March in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden between the village of Salen and town of Mora. It is the oldest, one of the longest, and in popular consideration the biggest cross-country ski race in the world.AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Pippa seemed unfazed when an admirer charged out of the crowd and planted a kiss on her cheek (Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP / Getty Images)

Royal relative and ski bum Pippa Middleton took it in stride when the official 'flower man' at the Vasaloppet race, Eriks Smedhs, a 20-year old biomedicine student, landed a kiss on her cheek at the finishing line of the grueling 56-mile cross-country ski marathon, which she completed today in 7 hours 13 minutes.

She raised £7,602 for a children's charity thanks to her powerful pals.
There were 15,800 competitors, and Pippa finished 412th in the women's category.

Pippa’s brother, James, clocked 6 hours 47 minutes, while the winner finished in 3 hours 38 minutes. The competition is one of the world's oldest cross-country races and is based on Gustav Vasa's attempt to gather peasants for a revolt against occupying Danes in 1522. More pics below, Royalists.


Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, competes during the 88th Vasaloppet cross country ski marathon in Mora on March 4, 2012. Vasaloppet is an annual long distance (90km) cross-country ski marathon held on the first Sunday of March in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden between the village of Salen and town of Mora. It is the oldest, one of the longest, and in popular consideration the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, competes in the 88th Vasaloppet cross-country ski marathon in Mora, Sweden on March 4 (Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP / Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, competes during the 88th Vasaloppet cross country ski marathon in Mora on March 4, 2012. Vasaloppet is an annual long distance (90km) cross-country ski marathon held on the first Sunday of March in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden between the village of Salen and town of Mora. It is the oldest, one of the longest, and in popular consideration the biggest cross-country ski race in the world.   AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Pippa in action (Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP / Getty Images)