SKI BUM

03.04.12

Official Erik Smedhs Plants a Smacker on Pippa's Cheek

Official plants smacker on Miss Middleton's cheek at finish line
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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.


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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)
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Pippa in action (Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP / Getty Images)