And Now For Something Completely Different: Nighttime High-Altitude Ski Race That Bans Doublepoling Outright

And Now For Something Completely Different: Nighttime High-Altitude Ski Race That Bans Doublepoling Outright

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The Südtirol Moonlight Classic race in Seiser Alm, Italy has a chance to enter the record books for two distinct reasons. First, it is one of the most high-altitude ski races on the planet. The map shows that the highest point of the 30km track is at some 2,050 meters above sea level. The only other mass race with similar top point we could think of is La Sgambeda with its famed Grasso degli Agnelli climb ( sadly, often snowless in early December when the race is held and, therefore, skipped). As a reminder, anything above 1,500 meters is scientifically considered to be high-altitude. At 2,100 m above sea level, the saturation of oxyhemoglobin begins to plummet. There is simply not enough oxygen to help to power human body to do maximum…
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In Case You Missed It: Here Is Most Talked About Ski Video Of This Week

In Case You Missed It: Here Is Most Talked About Ski Video Of This Week

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This got to be the most talked about event in the skiing world this week: On this video with tens of thousands of views to it, Magdalena Pajala, 29 is seen perfecting her diagonal uphill technique in a bright sunny day near  Piteå, Sweden where she lives. Being 31 week ( or about 7-8 months) pregnant. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXnWmAqAztm/ The text under the video is equally cheeky: " Yes, some days I think intervals are my craving" says former Olympian and Swedish A Team skier ( best result -  fifth in the 4 x 5 km relay in Vancouver 2010 together with Anna Olsson, Charlotte Kalla and Ida Ingemarsdotter ) Instagram video have gathered over 1100 likes so far with comments overwhelmingly in support of Pajala's "interval cravings" – including those from fellow…
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Doublepoling Rebel Who Took On FIS

Doublepoling Rebel Who Took On FIS

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Magnus Vesterheim is not quite a household name in the skiing world– yet. A 22-year old from Lillehammer, however, is an author a viral sensation, that was (and is) being discussed well after the season is over – and that has potentially wide repercussions for the future of cross country skiing competitions. But first things first. At the meeting a year ago FIS had decreed ( "decided" simply does not sound strong enough to describe the depth) that from now on , race officials, at their sole discretion, may designate clearly marked zones where no doublepoling is allowed during classical cross country skiing races i.e " no DP zones" “All nations agreed that we need to find a way to preserve the classic striding technique within classic skiing” Fasterskier.com then…
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