Johaug Kicks Off Her Preparations For New Season

Johaug Kicks Off Her Preparations For New Season

Leaders, Newsfeed
Therese Johaug wants the world to know that she might be somewhat down – but certainly not out. A 28 year old Olympic and world champion just shared with 336.000 of her Instagram followers a photo of herself in a company of her coach Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass ( silver medalist of the OGs in Calgary in 1988), her personal ski waxer Snorre Haugland and, of course, her brother and training partner Karstein Johaug. [embed]http://www.instagram.com/p/BTo1Tr7hL4_/[/embed] Starter en ny sesong med guttene mine på Sjusjøen:-) Says cheeky caption under the photo ( Starting a new season with my boys at Sjusjøen 🙂 ) Being back on skis at the beginning of May is likely making a Norwegian the first elite skier in the world to come back to snow after a traditional…
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Meet Ludde, World’s Fastest Skier

Meet Ludde, World’s Fastest Skier

Leaders, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
..The world record had been beaten twice already, that evening in Hamar. First, the Under 23 world champion in sprint, Lucas Chanavat, a Frenchman, beat the record time in qualification (11:37) – only to be bettered in the semifinal heat by a Norwegian, Ludvig Søgnen Jensen, who set the new world record, clocking in at 11:29. What, you've never heard of the world records in cross country skiing? It's because you've never seen a new (and rapidly growing) competitive discipline – the super-sprint, with a distance of 100 meters over flat terrain. It might not be an official, FIS-recognized, competition distance yet, but the list of participants was nothing like a local get-together – more like a "who's-who" in both ski and rollerski sprint. ...In the finals, four of the…
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