Oslo’s First Ski Tunnel Opens, Got Rothe And Holund To Promote It

Oslo’s First Ski Tunnel Opens, Got Rothe And Holund To Promote It

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Finland has Vuokatti (and more), Sweden has Torsby. Russia has Toksovo and Germany has Oberhof. See which nation is strangely missing on that list of ski tunnels? Well, no more. At the beggining of June the Norway's first ski tunnel has opened its doors at Lørenskog, just outside Oslo. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_PdvX0AeY6/?igshid=1eso20fx3c6h2 Snø is different from the other tunnels - it is based on a completely different concept. Oberhof, Torsby etc. are pure sporting facilities, located far from cities' hustle & bustle. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAfOV9FgLUT/?igshid=9y2km4fcell0 Snø is a proper entertainment center - restaurants, shops, even its own hotel to open soon. And it is probably aimed more at the slalom / snowboard crowd. Which doesn't mean it's not a proper training spot for a serious crosscountry ski fan or even a pro. "1-kilometre skating…
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New Day – New Strava Record. And By Whom!

New Day – New Strava Record. And By Whom!

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With season's abrupt early end Norwegian skiers have a lot of capacity left, clearly. Some of them are now engaged in what looks like Citius, Altius, Fortius competition. Or, at least, Amplius or " longer". Enter Joar Thele. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6YqI31p2Fe/?igshid=1xi55guqnfs3o Thele, 26, runs for Team Ragde Eiendom and twice finished 11th in Vasaloppet - in 2019 and 2020. The 204k sessoon his Lyn clubmate and world champion in 50k Hans Christer Holund clocked last weekend, clearly felt somewhat underwhelming for a long distance pro. So he did 321. That's three hundred twenty one - read it slowly. In 18 hours, with elevation gain of some 3000m at the pace most of us would consider to be competition-worth 😱 You think that's impressive? Wait till you learn who was Thele's company on…
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This Was Harder Than Your Usual Effort: Hans Christer Holund Does 204 Kilometers Training Session

This Was Harder Than Your Usual Effort: Hans Christer Holund Does 204 Kilometers Training Session

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One sunny morning (that happened to be yesterday) the reigning world champion in 50k Hans Christer Holund got on his skis and went for a training session. That went on for 204.3 kilometers. For an average pace of 3.21 min/ km. If that does not impress a skier in you - nothing ever will! Hans Christer wasn't alone - a club-mate Johan Tjelle was skiing along and did the same distance. Both run for the metropolitan Lyn Sport club, Norway's strongest. Tjelle is nothing like a "weekend warrior" himself - in fact, he's currently 59th in the FIS Distance ratings (Holund is 4th). Naturally, we felt like asking Hans Christer why? And also How, What etc. Here, in his own words: - I was just interested to see how far…
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50k At Seefeld Was 2d Most Watched Program Overall In Norway In 2019

50k At Seefeld Was 2d Most Watched Program Overall In Norway In 2019

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The epic battle between Hans Christer Holund and Alex Bolshunov at 50k in Seefeld World Championships brought one of the best television audiences for sports program ( which is, effectively, best audience overall) in Norway in 2019 Medien24 reports that 1,322,000 people tuned in to NRK to root for their countryman. That's about every third Norwegian older than 14. Four out of five most watched sports programs on the list were cross country skiing, ahead of football and very popular handball. Karsten Warholm ,a long distance runner, was the only one to get ahead of Holund, Johaug, Klaebo & Co in ratings as he was outpacing his opponents at Doha Athletics World.
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Of Athletes And Media

Of Athletes And Media

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Athletes are special among the human folk - and not just because they are physically stronger. They are far more ambitious, result-oriented people than the rest of us, commoners. Whether she or he admits it, the dream picture goes as follows: crossing the line victorious first, competitors (blurry, despondent) behind, all the while giving a perfect 32-teeth Hollywood smile. Well, there is a problem with that last bit, about looking perfect. Because rightly or wrongly the media is not interested all that much in how good the athlete looks - it's interested in conveying emotions. And emotions are not necessarily all that pretty whether on still or on moving pictures a.k.a video. Stronger the emotions- the better are the pic, beauty be damned. Unfair and outright wrong? Well, what you…
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