Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

Newsfeed, Trivia
The inaugural edition of Janteloppet has come and gone - and that was quite something! Do not take it from the easily impressed media ( like us) - take it from normally reserved Natalia Nepryaeva: "Как же нам было круто 🤩 Это было идеальное завершение сезона 🔥" Or "It was so awesome! The ideal ending of the season" The Norwegian race-meets-party shows where the cross country skiing needs to go were to compete and win in people's attention against others, "cooler" sports. Over the next week we will do our best here to convey what was so "awesome" about Janteloppet. But the first story is as simple as it is visual - see who graced the mountaintop of Hafjell- Øyer with their presence. And when we said "graced" - on…
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Northug:  Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal!

Northug: Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal!

Leaders, Newsfeed
Here at the Dailyskier we make no secret that we absolutely love anything & everything new in the world of cross country skiing. That is anything, that helps to spread the sport's appeal to larger masses of public and, well, of sponsors. That prompts us to put out a second story in a week about Petter Northug's inaugural Janteloppet that is due this Friday - Saturday. Yes, because we hope the race will provide the glimpse of the future for xcskiing. If Petter can't reform it - nobody can! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvLf9twh8Wz/ We chat with Nils Marius Otterstad, one Janteloppet organizers about what's new & different. - The Janteloppet Ski Fest is first and foremost based on Petter Northug jr.´s vision and passion for x-country skiing. In one phrase: it's all about…
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Petter Northug Is Calling On You!

Petter Northug Is Calling On You!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Yes, you! Because you don't want to just let this winter slip away. And because you want to witness gathering of stars like nowhere else in the this part of the Universe. [caption id="attachment_10821" align="alignnone" width="1240"] Hafjell is a ski resort about 20 minutes drive from Lillehammer or around two hours from Oslo airport. World-class skiing in Norway is always close to " modern civilization" [/caption] World's fastest skiers Emanuele "Lele" Becchis and Ludvig "Ludde" Søgnen Jensen expect to throw gauntlet to Johannes Klaebo himself at 100m Supersprint. Becchis is the current world record holder at 10.78 ( clock your own 100m on skis, freestyle - see how good you are.) In 30k freestyle race Alexander Bolshunov will meet Sjur Røthe and Hans Christer Holund - how's that for a…
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Role Of Individual In History.  Ski History, That Is

Role Of Individual In History. Ski History, That Is

Featured, Leaders, Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
...In the year of 1898 a leading luminary of the social-democratic ( "progressive left" in today's parlance) movement, Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov, had published his most famous work, The Role of the Individual in History. ... Some 120 years later a certain Norwegian skier has decided to retire – thus inadvertently proving that nothing has changed in a way the human society runs itself. There are tell-tell signs that without Petter Northug Jr. competing and, perhaps more importantly, making his sarcastic remarks on and off the trail...people are turning away from watching/reading about cross country skiing. Norwegian public broadcaster NRK run a story on the weekend showing to what extent the country's media as a whole care about the great sport of cross country skiing during and after Northug – take…
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