Yulia Belorukova:  If You Don’t Get  Kick From Doing What You’re Doing – Why Do It At All?

Yulia Belorukova: If You Don’t Get Kick From Doing What You’re Doing – Why Do It At All?

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...When Yulia Belorukova won the very first official race of the last season, many a fan said Wow! here come the true challenger to Swedish-Norwegian duopoly in sprint. Alas, the rest of the season was as impressive for a 24 year old Russian. Although far from a failed one ( bronze in relay in Seefeld where she held Ebba and Heidi Weng's all-out leap at the first stage, overall 8th place in the World Cup season classification), Belorukova wants more next season. Wants - and makes no secret of that in our conversation, that we shall customary publish in two installments, using the photos of Yulia that we've taken throughout the season. Here's Part 1 [caption id="attachment_12342" align="alignnone" width="1920"] I like skiing, that feeling of actually being on the snow.…
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Blink Skifest: Top Stars Sign Up For Inaugural  Lysebotn Doublepoling Race

Blink Skifest: Top Stars Sign Up For Inaugural Lysebotn Doublepoling Race

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Some, clearly like it hot. Then there are others who like it "hot all the way" - like in " Lysebotn Double Poling all the way" Just to remind you, that a traditional Blink Skifest Lysebotn Climb is in skating style and involves 6.4 kilometers of constant climb for a total altitude gain of 640 meters - or a crazy average gradient of 10% ! Monsters of doublepoling ( can't think of a better way of putting it) will do exactly same distance - but on slower wheels! Yep, according to latest, skating will be held in the usual Wheels Speed 1 ( fast) while doublepolers demanded Wheels 2 ! All the rollerskis will be, of course, 0 X 0 i.e. no ratchet mechanism in either to prevent "diagonal cheating"…
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Markus Cramer  Explains What Russian Skiers Got To Know By Working With Him – And What He Learned From Them

Markus Cramer Explains What Russian Skiers Got To Know By Working With Him – And What He Learned From Them

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This is Part II of Conversations with Markus Cramer where a German specialist with no previous experience of working with the Russians until a few years ago explains how is it to manage what is now 12 of them , help them to win - and simply have a good time together. In his own words: [caption id="attachment_12081" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Training large groups is much harder than training a few top skiers - especially when you believe in individual approach. But with the right atmosphere in the team, it's doable [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12085" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Establishing and maintaining good atmosphere in a team is extremely important. They spend 300 days a year training and competing. Occasional frustrations are natural - but you could and should offset that by introducing an…
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Random Acts Of Kindness

Random Acts Of Kindness

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Here at the Daily Skier we care less about things that you could learn about by watching TV and reading results page on FIS app. We believe that to grow the sport popularity - while keeping you entertained - our mission is to show you what happens behind the scenes. Like this little episode. In itself not hugely significant, in our book it tells volumes about character of people competing - both those who won and those who didn't [caption id="attachment_12238" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ....Stian Berg falls down at the finish of Kirkebakken Grand Prix ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12239" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...he is upset - he won the Grand Prix in Hamar last year. And he's hurt - fall on the tarmac going some 50 km/h would leave you hurt. But you…
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Markus Cramer Reveals What He Really Thinks

Markus Cramer Reveals What He Really Thinks

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Markus Cramer is not only one of the world's best xcski coaches of this century. He's also very open and direct in expressing his opinions without being brusque. Here are some of his views on recent developments in international competitions and more talked-about events of the last season, derived from several conversations in the recent months: And dont miss for Part 2 where Markus talks about what he learned by working with the Russians.... [caption id="attachment_12086" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Alpe Cermis as a mass start? - I am NOT happy with that idea. In at least two of the last three TdS series that final race was very interesting - in men's program at least. Now it will be messy fighting in tight curves on ascent.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12093" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Bad:…
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