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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Top Skier Turns His Mishap Into Advertizing Tool – And We Love It

Top Skier Turns His Mishap Into Advertizing Tool – And We Love It

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Gleb Retyvikh is one of the world's top skiers who proved his mettle by winning a bronze at the World Championships in Seefeld this year. However,  his real moment of fame last season came during the World Cup stage in Otepaa in January.... ...About ten meters before the finish of Sprint's quarterfinals a 27 year old Russian did this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtOlbLJhWMN/ Spectacularly novel finishing touch immediately led to all sorts of #retivykhchallenge mems on social media ( do you your quick googling, some of them are actually quite fun) Lesser people would get upset but Retivykh have decided to use his newly found internet fame to promote his vary own apparel brand, GR [caption id="attachment_11858" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Where else to present a new "Retivykh Leap" collection than same very place where…
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Skiing Siblings

Skiing Siblings

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Yes, cross country skiing is a “siblings' sport”. You all have heard about, read and watched on the trail the trio of Northug brothers, Kerttu and Iivo Niskanen, Dario and Gianluca Cologna – the list goes on. Today we take a look at the less known – but up-and-coming siblings in our sport. Anna and Karl-Johan Dyvik (24 and 23 y.o.), Sweden. Initially, it was Karl-Johan, who has shown more promise on the trail, attracting attention of the Sveriges trupp management. However, it was Anna who twice won U23-championship, took part in Lahti-2017 and now prepares for Olympic season in the A-trupp Sverige. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDqeVPnkLim/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHrVo-JhxTL/ Jennie, Simon and Filip Oeberg (28, 23, 17 y.o.), Sweden. Skiing is a totally family business for the Oebergs - their father Lars was the…
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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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Devices And Gadgets We’d Love To Have – But Can’t As Yet

Devices And Gadgets We’d Love To Have – But Can’t As Yet

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Cross country skiing is a technical sport where both the results and the fun of participating benefits hugely from advances of technology ( unless you're a die-hard retro race fan). Sadly, the size of the market for cross country skiing is a shadow of its fancy cousin, alpine skiing – and much smaller than, say, running or biking. Which means the innovations are headed first to them, where the fatter profits are to be made. Let's take a look at some of the latest – and dream that one day we, "the real skiers", could get similar. 1/Recon Snow2 Manufacturer says: A powerful omnifuncional computer in compact form and heads-up display, that attaches inside an alpine ski helmet and projects the data direct-to-eye, in real time. Without obstructing one's point…
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