10 Reasons To Add Rollerskiing To Your Life

10 Reasons To Add Rollerskiing To Your Life

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...Seen those men and women with bodies of athletes and stamina of ostrich? Those are pro cross country skiiers. What's the secret of their remarkable physical shape? Well, there are many – they ski, they bike, they run cross country, the lift weights – but probably the biggest part of their training is spent doing something that many still find exotic – they rollerski! We are not preaching here to already converted – it is out firm belief that those who tried rollerskiing, shall never stop coming back to it. For those fortunate ones, however, who are yet to experience one of the biggest pleasures of their lives – but don't quite know it yet, here are 10 Reasons To Add Rollerskiing To Your Life, plain & simple 1/ the…
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Lifting Shroud: What Do They Really Have Under Their Racing Suits?

Lifting Shroud: What Do They Really Have Under Their Racing Suits?

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In the day and age when people express themselves through body art, skiers, alas, have little to show for it – literally: their bodies are covered in lycra, kevlar, carbon, elastan and all sorts of other high-tech garments head-to-toe. Several elite skiers did, however, adorn themselves with tattoos on every conceivable part of the body. Today we fill the gap in your knowledge and show you what's under that racing suit. The main tattoo-fan in cross-country skiing world is Norwegian Olympic champion Vibeke Skofterud. She has different images on her arms, hands, fingers, legs and back. Even so, we can’t say that all of her body is hidden behind bright tattoos! https://www.instagram.com/p/BD1GL6skdVH/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BFgX2GdEdSk/ https://www.instagram.com/p/sXMGmYEdUa/ American Andrew Newell bears a tattoo with an interesting statement. “All In Without Hope”, - states…
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Another Top Five List

Another Top Five List

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I would like to follow up on this story Everybody has his or her own list of Top Five to Watch – here's mine . No one on that list is the world's top Nordic skier – not yet, at least. But all sure train hard to become and already have much to show for it. And as of justification for looking at their social network photos ( if anybody needs to have one) – here it is: cross country skiers have some of the best bodies in the world. They are strong, healthy and a great pleasure to look at. I had a privilege to run in the same race as two of the people mentioned on this list – can tell you, photos do little justice to their…
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Johaug Turns Down Contract Worth Hundreds of Thousands

Johaug Turns Down Contract Worth Hundreds of Thousands

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Therese Johaug turned down a sponsorship deal purportedly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. A catch? There is one: a company that wanted to tie itself to a Norwegian champ is an online gaming and sports betting shop. Norwegian newspaper VG reports that a representative of the company got in touch with Johaug's manager Jørn Ernst inquiring whether Bettson, Maltese subsidiary of the Swedish gaming giant with the same name, could retain Johaug's services until her fate for the next season becomes clear. TOP PHOTO courtesy of Therese Johaug Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/johaugtherese/ Johaug is currently barred from competing for doping and is awaiting decision in her case by the CAS, sports' arbitration court. A native of Os, who just turned 29, is absolute household name in Norway and neighboring Sweden…
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Tigers & Snow Leopards: It’s Not Zoo, It’s Skiers’ Racing Suits!

Tigers & Snow Leopards: It’s Not Zoo, It’s Skiers’ Racing Suits!

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How can you draw attention to yourself during a ski race? The best way is probably just to win the competition, but it isn’t the only way. You can also put on an unusual, stand-out race suit to separate you from the rest of the crowd. Here, we’ve collected some of the most outrageous, unusual examples of skiers with interesting fashion tastes. Everybody heard of LeasePlan’s tiger-suites. Many glorious victories were won in tiger stripes: Petter Eliassen became a 2-time Overall Winner of Visma Ski Classics, coming first in Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerennet, and other famous marathons. Unfortunately, the team has recently closed, but its boss Tomas Alsgaard had surely kept a few suites as a memento. Or a collector item for the fans of the future. https://www.instagram.com/p/BREcj8fBO03/ Actually, Alsgaard is a…
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