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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Meet Vegard Vinje, Scientist And Skier

Meet Vegard Vinje, Scientist And Skier

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One sub-genre we love at the Daily Skier is talking to people who combine successful work career with high-level sporting performances. Here, for instance, is a life story of Annika Sjöström, a biathlete and a software engineer at Valmet, Finland. Today it's Vegard Vinje's turn to be introduced & interviewed. Mr. Vinje is working in the cutting-edge field of science where medicine meets math. He is also a very, very strong skier, running with the world's best both in sprints and long distance races. A 27 year old Norwegian is also well known for exotic locations he trains at – thanks to his scientific career, that takes him to places where a top skier rarely sets foot onto – like London, UK, where he currently resides. You got to be…
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