This year’s winner, Celli Shenar, aged 39, lifted the trophy for a second year in a row, after facing off fierce competition from his younger rivals.
“I was a little worried when I was told that most of the contestants were 19 or 20 years old,” he said.
“There were a few quick ones this year, so I thought the speed was going to be a little bit faster, and it certainly was. I really felt the competition.”
Each heat consisted of two teams of three individuals, with the first three to cross the line making it through to the semi-finals. The event was also used to raise funds for the Danish charity Dansk Flytningehjælp, which raises money for refugees from, amongst others, war-torn countries.
“The race is a fun thing and I think that when you combine it with a good cause you have a very good mixture,” continued Celli.
“Some people do get hurt, but I think that’s also part of the fun.”