Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc

Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc

Newsfeed, Trivia
How do you reckon the Norwegians turn their stars of skiing into " Stars. Period"? Easy - by having them on television screens as much as possible. And when there is no snow - well, there's always something else. Where there's a will, there's a way! Therese Johaug, Emil Iversen and - hold it - Petter Northug himself are currently on Rhodes competing against Charlotte Kalla and Calle Halfvarsson. Yep, on the Greek island of Rhodes. [caption id="attachment_10890" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Therese is first on a climb. No surprises there [/caption] Because that's where Norway's top broadcaster TV2 is currently filming an adventure show. Details are, predictably, kept under wraps but the show, named Landskampen, appears to be a cross between the Wipeout and the Fort Boyard. With a distinct difference…
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Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea

Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea

Leaders, Newsfeed
On the day of his last official race of the season and right before departing on the tour of Norway that will include him running in Kobberløpet and in Janteloppet , Alexander Bolshunov gave a television interview A 22 year old Russian sensation could be many things but he is not exactly a fan of long sit-down interviews - it took us at Dailyskier a bit of effort to convince him back in a day This time he made a rare exception for the Russian Siberian skiing-promoting project На Лыжи! ( roughly translated as Put Skis On!) and could be found & watched in full here Those not quite fluent in the language of Leo Tolstoy & Fyodor Dostoyevsky have an option of acquainting themselves with the highlights, in chronological…
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Petter Northug Is Calling On You!

Petter Northug Is Calling On You!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Yes, you! Because you don't want to just let this winter slip away. And because you want to witness gathering of stars like nowhere else in the this part of the Universe. [caption id="attachment_10821" align="alignnone" width="1240"] Hafjell is a ski resort about 20 minutes drive from Lillehammer or around two hours from Oslo airport. World-class skiing in Norway is always close to " modern civilization" [/caption] World's fastest skiers Emanuele "Lele" Becchis and Ludvig "Ludde" Søgnen Jensen expect to throw gauntlet to Johannes Klaebo himself at 100m Supersprint. Becchis is the current world record holder at 10.78 ( clock your own 100m on skis, freestyle - see how good you are.) In 30k freestyle race Alexander Bolshunov will meet Sjur Røthe and Hans Christer Holund - how's that for a…
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Rollerski Update – News From Top Producers In Our Short Review

Rollerski Update – News From Top Producers In Our Short Review

Gear News, Newsfeed
Well, you know what the beginning of April means, right? It's time to visit your shed/balcony/mom's attic – and pull those trusted rollerskis out of their storage bags. If you invested wisely, they might be perfectly ready to roll. Even more, you might even have an emotional attachment of sorts to the particular pair. For everyone else is this short market review. Because while you were happily ( snow-)skiing through the winter, certain good folks who make your summer planks were working hard to come up with new models, services, options – anything to make you rollerskiing life better & brighter. In that vein, let's look at what's new and what's hot: Finnish stalwart Marwe's production philosophy is " if ain't broken – don't fix it". No new models off…
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Amateur Skier Beats Handful Of Pros, Including Legendary Petter Eliassen, In 220k Race

Amateur Skier Beats Handful Of Pros, Including Legendary Petter Eliassen, In 220k Race

Leaders, Newsfeed
Of course, Vegard Vinje is not your average weekend warrior. But a 27 year old Norwegian has a full time job outside skiing thus fully qualifying for the "amateur" title. However, after Vegard has finished 3rd last weekend in Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet 220k, world's longest regularly held race, the title "World's Strongest Amateur" is due. [caption id="attachment_10774" align="alignnone" width="800"] Mr. Vinje needed 12 hours and 20 seconds to finish on the podium in the race that featured names such as Andreas Nygaard, Oeyvind MoenFjeld, Hans Maenpaa, already mentioned Petter Eliassen - in other words, joy & pride of Visma Ski Classics pro-series.[/caption] We can't quite remember the case when an amateur athlete beat pros - and rushed to speak to Vegard after his unprecedented gig. - You beat Petter Eliassen…
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