Historic Monument And Rollerski Track In One? Come To Berlin!

Historic Monument And Rollerski Track In One? Come To Berlin!

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There is a chance that you've been to Berlin at least once in your life. Or want/plan on coming there. There is no other city in the world that epitomizes the history of the XXth century more than the German capital. And if you've been to Berlin, the chances are you dropped by Tempelhof Airfield, the location as worth visiting as any other monument in the city. The place has many claims to fame , but two really stand out: - It was the world's first true airport at the time where planes elsewhere were pretty much unloading passengers into shacks – built in the 1930s to impress, to fascinate, to regale a visitor. - It is also the world's very first large airport to be decommissioned and turned into…
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Teaser: Don’t Miss Upcoming Interview With Vegard Vinje

Teaser: Don’t Miss Upcoming Interview With Vegard Vinje

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Stand by for an interview with Vegard Vinje – scientist, skier and a bit of a Strava celebrity with his extra long rollerski training sessions in & around London. In conversation with the Daily Skier Vegard shall reveal his biggest secret – how does he manage to consistently finish in Top-30 in races such as Vasaloppet, Birkiebeiner and Marchialonga while training “only” 50 hours per month or, roughly, half of what best pro-athletes do. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRDD_Sgu2Z/?taken-by=vegard_vinje
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Part 2 Of Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing.  And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Part 2 Of Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing. And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

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In the story published yesterday we have gone through the reasons why Blink Skifestival is an excellent event, worth visiting for fans and emulation for every event organizer. By the way, all important TV numbers are just in - and they are simply stunning - 52% of Norwegians chose to watch the Blink races on TV - up 5% from already great last year! So, everything is great at and for Blink? Well, every rainbow has its rain, as they say. Here's what we think works against it -Despite being held in the middle of the summer, Blink is skiing event at heart - and all of it star participants are "winter skiers". Rollerskiing is much more dangerous than snow skiing and many an athlete admitted privately to us how…
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Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing.  And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing. And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

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A short intro for those yet uninitiated: there are international skiing competitions i.e. World Championships ( hello, Seefeld'2019!) and World Cup stages. Those are held - you guessed it - in the winter, when the Northern hemisphere gets some snow ( more of which later). Which means that the skiing as sport is suffering from a major competitive disadvantage in ever toughening field of battle for media attention and sponsorship - it's seasonal. [caption id="attachment_8222" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Same ski stars, same poles & boots - the only difference are rolellerski. IDT Solutions models are developed with Ingvild Oestberg who is actually seen in this photo - and are identical for all the participants [/caption] You might adore Klaebo, Nillson, Ustiugov, Diggins or Pellegrino - but you naturally start forgetting about…
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Meet & Greet Jacob Fantuzzo, Marwe Contest Winner

Meet & Greet Jacob Fantuzzo, Marwe Contest Winner

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Today we are happy to present the entry that won inaugural Marwe/DailySkier contest on the best story about rollerskiing. Our winner is 16, he is from Upstate New York where winters are long, snow is plentiful – and Nordic skiing is popular. Ditto for rollerskiing, especially among young athletes Meet and greet Jacob Fantuzzo and the story of his path to the best summer sport ever – that of rollerskiing, of course! [caption id="attachment_7715" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Jacob in Pittsford Nordic racing suit [/caption] " ...When Coach told us that the beginning of the Nordic season would be mainly roller skiing, we realized we were in a quandary. Many of my teammates, including myself, did not in fact own roller skis so we had to borrow them. This was a skate…
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