Same Rollerskis For Everyone In Competitions Or Different? Now We Ask World’s Best Ski Marathoners

Same Rollerskis For Everyone In Competitions Or Different? Now We Ask World’s Best Ski Marathoners

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This is Part 2 of our questionnaire: See here what rollerski marathon organizers had to say Today is a turn of some of the world's best marathoners - both on skis and rollerskis - to weigh in on the issue. Some rollerski races follow the rules of winter skis i.e. each racer performs on individually chosen and prepared skis. Others ( e.g. Blink, Allianslopper, recent Fiemme Rollerski Cup) go the opposite way: every member of the elite performs on identical rollerskis provided by a sponsor thus evening out the field somewhat What is a right way in your opinion? Which of the two options above you prefer when competing? =============================================================== Anders Aukland, Olympic & world champion, Vasaloppet winner: - If we want high-profile World Cup long distance skiers to participate , then…
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Is World’s Best Ski Marathoner Preparing Comeback?

Is World’s Best Ski Marathoner Preparing Comeback?

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The anticipation of the CAS verdict on Therese Johaug case have eclipsed another event of note in Norwegian skiing: Petter Eliassen is back! Well, kind of. For those of our readers, who are not following the ski marathons as closely as they deserve to be followed, a quick reminder: Eliassen is, arguably, the strongest long distance skier of the last five seasons. Won Vasaloppet, Jizerska and overall Visma Ski Classic titles. Many a skier the world over are still rewatching his Birkebeinerrennet 2015 duel with Martin Jonsrud Sundby, that the former won. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIdcf3a9qeo Eliassen was particularly popular for his distinct racing style: not a strong finisher, he's known to kick the tempo into the high gear mid-distance and run to victory. Lots of times it worked – other times strong…
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