19 Year Old Beats Olympic Champions At 60K. New Era Looms In Skiing?

19 Year Old Beats Olympic Champions At 60K. New Era Looms In Skiing?

Leaders, Newsfeed
"...The Times They Are a-Changin'...". We doubt Bob Dylan had meant cross country skiing when he sung it more half a century ago – but it reflects precisely what is happening in the sport right now. When Johannes Klaebo, Alexander Bolshunov and Denis Spitsov were running riot on the World Cup and the Olympic tracks last season , nobody failed to notice how shockingly young they were by the standards of endurance sport – twenty one , each of them with Bolshunov, the youngest of three, turning 21 only in December [caption id="attachment_7146" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Bolshunov in November 2017. Only 20 - already winning[/caption] So while Bolshunov's victory at 60k at Blink Skifestival does not come as huge surprise -the man, after all, is the Olympics' silver medalist at 50k…
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Egor Sorin, World’s Youngest National Team Coach

Egor Sorin, World’s Youngest National Team Coach

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
...Every sport has obvious stars – those always on TV, adored by crowds of fans. And then there are people who's names won't tell much to general public but who commandeer recognition and respect within the circle of that sport insiders: athletes, coaches, journalists... There are not many faces as recognizable in international cross country skiing as that of Egor Sorin. A former elite skier himself, in the recent years Sorin made a smooth transition to being an assistant to Markus Cramer, Team Russia coach. Sorin is always on the ski tracks leading athletes in yet another grueling session – personally. But even when the training session is finished, Sorin's work day is far from over as he often seen patiently answering international media's questions – Sorin's English is by…
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