Thea Murud About Her 347K Tour De Force

Thea Murud About Her 347K Tour De Force

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Thea Krokan Murud - about her ultra-long skiing gig on the weekend: - There was two of us: my friend Julie Vollum Bø (Norway's ex U23 champion in cycling and ultrarunner ) - No, were not trying to set a new world record, just wanted to go skiing for 24 hours. - The loop was about 15 km, in Lillehammer. - The food that works best is the food you really like, because you have to eat a lot - even when you don’t really want to. I used sports drinks, bars, homemade buns, chocolate, candy, Coke - everything I could’ve think of f with a lot of sugar in it. - The important thing was to keep warm so my Swix Paragon jacket was a good choice - warm…
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Thea Murud Does 347 Kilometres In 24 Hours

Thea Murud Does 347 Kilometres In 24 Hours

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Thea Krokan Murud went for a spot of skiing yesterday... 24 hour spot of skiing , to be precise - that ended in 347 kilometres covered. Murud, 25, runs for famed Team Ragde Eiendom. ...we shall try to update this story with more details as they become available... Photo courtesy of @theamurud Instagram
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Hard To Believe But FIS Congress In Thailand Still Not Cancelled

Hard To Believe But FIS Congress In Thailand Still Not Cancelled

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Yes, the International Ski Federation Congress in Pattaya, Thailand due to kick off in 8 weeks is still on. Possibly, the last international event with 1000+ participants in the foreseeable future. It might be just a formality - yet still the fact worth noting and, some would say, symbolic. It was meant to be a special one: after 22 years as the FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper was going to retire with the Congress choosing his replacement. A new boss of international snow sports would only become fifth helmsman in more than a century of the FIS existence. As late as last week Kasper still insisted the Congress and,therefore election of his replacement would go on, but the world has changed massively since. Looking at the situation with corona pandemics at…
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Introducing My Sponsor: Katharina Hennig And Nudossi

Introducing My Sponsor: Katharina Hennig And Nudossi

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Word of introduction: Top flight skiers all got sponsors - and their logos grace their racing suits and warm-up clothing. The most prestigious place is, arguably, the one on headgear - at the risk of stating the obvious, that what's gets to be seen the most on TV. The Scandinavians and the Russians firmly reserve that place for the team's overall top sponsor, so all the skiers wear identical hats and headbands. The " Continentals" and the North Americans have different traditions - that's the place reserved for an athlete's individual sponsor. Allow us to be blunt: in these trying times for many a business, we want that relationship between skiers and their sponsors to endure. One way for us to assist would be by providing our platform for athletes to…
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Gus Schumacher,  2020 Junior World Champion – Interview You’d Want To Read

Gus Schumacher, 2020 Junior World Champion – Interview You’d Want To Read

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Honestly, we do not think Gus Schumacher needs long introductions. A 19 year old from Anchorage, Alaska is a true leader of the extremely talented crop of US Juniors that collectively holds the best promise of breaking that Norwegian-Russian duopoly in male skiing - in a few years. We talked to the double gold medalist of the recent FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships with one big question in mind: when does he think he will start taking on Klaebo and Bolshunov & what's needed to make it happen? You are the first American to win a gold medal in an individual race at the World Juniors. What does it say about the relative strength of the youth ski system the US? - I think this first individual gold by…
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