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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Tigers & Snow Leopards: It’s Not Zoo, It’s Skiers’ Racing Suits!

Tigers & Snow Leopards: It’s Not Zoo, It’s Skiers’ Racing Suits!

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How can you draw attention to yourself during a ski race? The best way is probably just to win the competition, but it isn’t the only way. You can also put on an unusual, stand-out race suit to separate you from the rest of the crowd. Here, we’ve collected some of the most outrageous, unusual examples of skiers with interesting fashion tastes. Everybody heard of LeasePlan’s tiger-suites. Many glorious victories were won in tiger stripes: Petter Eliassen became a 2-time Overall Winner of Visma Ski Classics, coming first in Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerennet, and other famous marathons. Unfortunately, the team has recently closed, but its boss Tomas Alsgaard had surely kept a few suites as a memento. Or a collector item for the fans of the future. https://www.instagram.com/p/BREcj8fBO03/ Actually, Alsgaard is a…
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