Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles moments...

Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles moments after crossing the finish line of the 88th Vasaloppet cross country ski marathon in Mora. (March 4, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Pippa Middleton has completed a 56-mile cross-country ski marathon in Sweden -- taking a respectable 412th place in the women's category, The Associated Press reports.

The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, finished the Vasaloppet race in 7 hours, 13 minutes, 36 seconds, alongside 15,800 competitors.

Middleton told Swedish broadcaster SVT she had only prepared for the race for "a couple of weekends" and admitted it was tiring.

Middleton and her brother, James, who clocked 06:47:27, raced to raise money for children's charity Magic Breakfast.

The competition is one of the world's oldest cross-country races and is based on Gustav Vasa's attempt to gather peasants for a revolt against occupying Danes in 1522.

The winner finished in 3 hours, 38 minutes, 41 seconds.

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