Lipica (Slovenia), Sunday 20 February 2011

Cross in Lipica 2011 - Ajda Pristavec, winner women's 6K (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

Ajda Pristavec


Ajda Pristavec (20) and Tine Torkar (21) were the fastest finishers in the Kros v Lipici 2011, a cross-country running event held in the famous stud farm of Lipica where Lipizzaner horses have been bred for more than 400 years.

Pristavec celebrated victory in the women's 6km race, Torkar won the men's 8km.

The races took place on a twisty 2km loop course on one of the beautiful pastures of the farm which is home to around 400 graceful Lipizzaner horses.

Due to its proximity to the Adriatic Sea (the port of Trieste in Italy is just a few kilometres away) Lipica benefits from the mild Mediterranean climate which makes it a perfect location for cross-country running in the winter.

Overall, 129 runners of all ages and abilities took part in the races. The entry fees were 4 euros.


Kros v Lipici 2011 - Tine Torkar, winner men's 8K (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

Tine Torkar


Results Kros v Lipici 2011


6km women: 23 finishers

1. Ajda Pristavec SLO 0:24:37
2. Jana Kotar Ilijaš SLO 0:25:10
3. Kristina Bele SLO 0:25:28


6km men (46 years and older): 20 finishers

1. Franc Kolarič SLO 0:21:35
2. Vasja Vitez SLO 0:21:40
3. Robert Petrovčič SLO 0:21:44


8km men (20-45 years): 22 finishers

1. Tine Torkar SLO 0:27:27
2. Denis Guzelj SLO 0:27:35
3. Kristjan Ipavec SLO 0:28:09


Event details


Lipizzaner horses in Lipica (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

The Lipizzaner horses had to make way for ...


Cross in Lipica 2011 - 6K men and women (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

... the cross-country runners.


 Kros v Lipici 2011 - women's 6K (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

Some athletes demonstrated excellent poise and a graceful and efficient running style.


Cross in Lipica 2011 - Petar Krišto from Zagreb/Croatia (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

As powerful as a Lipizzaner - Petar Krišto of Croatia


Kros v Lipici 2011 - women's 6K (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

The women's 6K race


Kros v Lipici 2011 - Monika Adler (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

Monika Adler in the 4K juniors' race


Kros v Lipici - children's race (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

These kids ran 500 metres.


Kros v Lipici - Vladimir Savič (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

Vladimir Savič, an outstanding 68-year-old distance runner


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