Daily Skier At Oberstdorf  2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
What Pål Golberg is wearing is a Catapult vest. For the last few years it became an absolute must-have for elite football squads as well as other team sports. As the manufacturer says "..the smart compression crop top features a small tracking pod that packs in GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer. It will record data on distance covered, sprint acceleration, sprints completed and sprint distance. It'll even generate heat maps..." The vest itself is not terribly expensive, under 300 euros - what does cost quite a buck is a development of the sport-specific software. What use does the football-related one has? No, you'd want to have one tailored to the needs of cross-country skiing and, more specifically, Pål Golberg's needs. In Gary Lineker's immortal quote "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two…
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One Day, One Way & Emil Iversen

One Day, One Way & Emil Iversen

Gear News, Newsfeed
[caption id="attachment_17656" align="alignnone" width="1646"] Everyone knows who Emil Iversen is. He doesn't really need personal race bib - his 100k+ followers on Instagram well aware of how he looks. So when Emil switched to One Way poles, the company got an exposure every company wants. Guess, that was the point ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17652" align="alignnone" width="1920"] 10 minutes before the start of Skiathlon in Lahti. Emil goes for a quick course recce or whatever you wanna call it...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17653" align="alignnone" width="1578"] ...but hey, what are those bright red or orangy sticks he's using? Got to be the newest One Way poles hitherto unseen on the World Cup but now, clearly, ready to help Emil to kick some ass!...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17654" align="alignnone" width="1516"] ...Skiathlon kicks off but Emil runs with ole…
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Blitz Interview With Katharina Hennig

Blitz Interview With Katharina Hennig

Leaders, Newsfeed
With the career-first World Cup stage podium (3d in Val Fiemme at 10C Mst) and a string of other Top-10 results last season, a 24 year old Katharina Hennig is the leader of Team Germany. Entering the season in which Germany is hosting the world championships and fans' hopes are high. We caught up with Ms.Hennig in Oberhof earlier this month I'm from Saxony in East Germany, same place as Viola Bauer is from. Saxony has everything for growth & development of a skier. - But now I live & train in Bavaria. People ask if I moved to better prepare for the World Championship in Oberstdorf. Nope - I moved to live with my boyfriend, Christian Dotzler https://www.instagram.com/p/BmpgyGGAf13/?igshid=1gtm1gsun5a64 - COVID epidemics had messed our plans for the end of…
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Skiing Siblings

Skiing Siblings

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
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

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
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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