Belorukova On Altercation With Karlsson:  I Do Not Regret What I Did  – One Can Not Behave Way She Did  In Race

Belorukova On Altercation With Karlsson: I Do Not Regret What I Did – One Can Not Behave Way She Did In Race

Leaders, Newsfeed
This is the second part of the interview with the Olympics & Worlds medalist Yulia Belorukova. Part 1 is here [caption id="attachment_12373" align="alignnone" width="1920"] On "kerfuffle"with Frida Karlsson in Canada:It's " Forget and move on" kinda thing now. But I tell you this: I do not regret what I did and would probably do it again in the same situation. One can not behave the way she did in that race.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12376" align="alignnone" width="1018"] On Sponsors: I am not prepared to help advertize just about anything – I really need to believe in what I'm promoting. I really enjoyed my relationship with Toyota Russia – they are cool people and I've been using a cool car , Toyota C-HR - why, I even learned how to drive to make…
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What You Want To Be Seen In, At &  With In 2019

What You Want To Be Seen In, At & With In 2019

Gear News, Newsfeed, Trivia
Don't take the headline too literally. It's just our way to compile & present latest gear based on the "neweness" factor. But if you friends and strangers alike will effort to stop you on a trail to ask where got that totally cool item - don't blame us! Oh - and you won't see prices and helpful links to re-sellers' websites. Some of these items are "pro-athletes only"" so far, others are already on sale but you'd have to search & inquire. [caption id="attachment_9945" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The most visually novel item in the whole of cross-country skiing gear world this season thus far: Madshus Redline 2.0 shown here in their Skate iteration. Those are already on sale in limited quantities - check with your local dealer [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9946" align="aligncenter"…
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Cars Are Skier Girl’s Best Friend

Cars Are Skier Girl’s Best Friend

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It took a while, but vehicle manufacturers and dealers have figured one important thing out finally: If you want to stress how powerful, sleek, efficient and downright sexy the car you are trying to sell is - get a cross skier to promote it. Double so if the skier is a she. We have no access to the data showing how that association works for marketing & promotion - but it got to be working since more and more Olympians take to Instagram to display their latest best friend ( to quote Petra Novakova presenting her new Mazda) Lady-skiers are far more imaginative with their cars - just you look at that car art on some of them. And can't help but noticing: either car companies prefer sprinters to distance…
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Elite Skier Launches His Own Apparel Brand. And There Is More To It

Elite Skier Launches His Own Apparel Brand. And There Is More To It

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What does a skier do when she/he has a bit of time? Launches his own apparel line, naturally! At least that's what Gleb Retivykh, one of the leaders of the Russian sprint team just did. [caption id="attachment_7875" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Gleb Retivykh at the training camp in Estonia. Putting GR apparel through the grind[/caption] “ There are two things that I want to accomplish: first one is to give pro-skiers and serious amateurs apparel that is not just functional – but was built out of experience, of thousands of hours of hard training and competing....” says the World Cup stage winner and the former Junior World champion. [caption id="attachment_7876" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] "|See, it's light and stretches well... Testing it myself every day, several hours a day"[/caption] But the fame & the…
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