Red Bull Crashed Ice

Peerless Pihlainen crowned Champion

Arttu Pihlainen Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Crashed Ice

Arttu Pihlainen is the new Red Bull Crashed Ice World Champion after securing his third successive victory in front of 110,000 fans in Quebec City, Canada.

The fautless Finn, victorious in Valkenburg and Moscow, owned the 540-metre long ice track, his lightning fast acceleration giving little chance to his last remaining title rival, the Canadian challenger Kyle Croxall.

"I'm so tired," said Pihlainen immediately afterwards. "My legs are burning. I cannot even stand."

Croxall came home in third, with compatriot Louis-Philippe Dumoulin second and Russian Andrey Lavrov fourth.

2010 Champion Martin Niefnecker secured his best result of the season, meanwhile, by finishing fifth overall.

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