Support The Moscow Times!

Russians Race Across Baikal in Icy Marathon Sprint

Outdoor sports lovers from around the world arrived in Siberia last month for the annual Lake Baikal winter games.

Each year, racers brave ice, wind and snow — not to mention bone-chilling temperatures — as they ski, bike and skate across the world's largest freshwater lake.

Here's a look at some of the frozen feats of physical endurance: