History of the WC2018-09-10T14:36:37+00:00

History of the WC

The IFSS World Championships, what is it ?

In 2019, Bessans will host the 18th edition of the world championships for sled-dogs, ski-pulka and ski-joring. These winter sports are the only ones where humans and dogs share the same effort, both physical and mental, the human athlete being in post cases the limiting factor of a canine performance that leaves spectators voiceless!

All the categories of our sport will be represented in Bessans, where more than 300 teams are expected, regrouping around 1400 canine athletes coming from more than 25 nations.

Races will include 1, 2 or 3 heats (one per day in the same category), but also relays and combined races, all of that with a technical and security organisation equivalent to those of such events in major sports.

A very dense program will be offered, races following races in a « non stop » continuum from 8 am to 7 pm every day. This means a perfect preparation of the different trails, and a top level marking (teams will reach an average speed of 30/32 km/h on distances ranging from 8 to 38 kilometers).

Performance will be at its highest level, as the best teams on earth will be here, coming from several continents. One should not miss the « mass start » races, where all competitors start together, and the fantastics relays !

Date City Country
1990 SAINT MORITZ – SILS
1991 WINNIPEG
1992 BADMITTENDORF
1993 FAIRBANKS – ALASKA
1994 TODTMOOS
1995 LAKE PLACID – NY
1997 JOENSUU
1999 SILS
2001

MARQUETTE – MC

2003 TODTMOOS – BERNAU
2005

DAWSON CITY

2007 GAFSELE
2009

DAAQUAM – QUEBEC

2011

HAMAR OSLO

2013

NORTH POLE – ALASKA

2015

BERNAU – TODTMOSS

2017

HALIBURTON FOREST

2019 BESSANS – BONNEVAL

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