Thus Trained Marit Bjørgen: Scientific Study Details Training Regimen Of Most Successful Skier Ever

Thus Trained Marit Bjørgen: Scientific Study Details Training Regimen Of Most Successful Skier Ever

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Nobody could dispute that Marit Bjørgen is the most successful cross-country skier ever, male or female. 6 Olympic golds and 18 ( eighteen!!) world titles say so - and rather unequivocally. Bjorgen's career spans almost 20 years – yet a 37 year old Norwegian shows no sign of slowing down in her hunt for race podiums. Naturally,training regimen of the skier from Trondheim has become an object of major scientific study, undertaken by the scientists from Nord University, Bodø and University of Science and Technology, Trondheim in cooperation with The Norwegian Olympic Federation The study in full could be found here We today highlight key points, those of interest to both serious sportsmen and skiing fans. - Marit was steadily increasing her training load throughout her career ( it would…
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Up Close And Personal With Astrid Øyre Slind, Part 2

Up Close And Personal With Astrid Øyre Slind, Part 2

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Part II of a profile of Astrid Øyre Slind, star of long distance ski racing from Team Koteng ( ex Team United Bakeries) . See Part 1 here:    ....On the role of the media, both traditional and social: Kim Kardashian has 100 million followers on Instagram and you have one – one thousand. How come? - (laughs) I don't have my TV series.. it's about being posh, something that normal people don't have. It's a lot about being confident and willing to sell yourself. Is Astrid Slind confident? - She's pretty confident in a way that she likes her life and likes who she is. I don't want to change but I don't think many people would necessary wish to have my life. - - This photo of five…
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Johaug Verdict: Reactions

Johaug Verdict: Reactions

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Here's some of the reactions on the CAS verdict extending the Therese Johaug ban to 18 months, denying her the right to participate in the 2018 Olympics: Therese Johaug: - I'm completely broken. I had a dream of going to the Olympics. I was told yesterday that I can not get it. I've tried to get into it, worked every single day, practically trained to try to succeed in the Olympics, so this is very tough. (seconds later Johaug was forced to interrupt her press conference when she broke up and left the room in tears) Marit Bjørgen  - The length of the exclusion is deeply unfair. This shows how vulnerable are we , the sportsmen, to the whims of legality. Norwegian television journalist Hallvard Flatland - I think Norwegian skiers should be…
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Charlotta Kalla, Swedish Ski Federation – And 205.000 Swedish Kronor Between Them

Charlotta Kalla, Swedish Ski Federation – And 205.000 Swedish Kronor Between Them

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The standoff between the Sweden's best skier and the Swedish Ski Federation over bonuses for the last season seems to continue. It also lifts the veil of relative secrecy over rarely discussed system of remuneration in cross skiing at the elite level. It is revealed that the Swedish Ski Federation promised its athletes SEK 150.000 bonus for gold, 60.000 for silver and 30.000 for bronze at the World Championships in Lahti. Charlotta Kalla won silver in 10km race and came 3d in  15 km  skiathlon – as well as being instrumental in winning the silver for Team Sweden in 4 X 5 relay in Lahti this year. That should have made her entitled to SEK 105.000 ( circa EUR 11.000) in bonus money. Except that the Federation is now refusing to…
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Justyna Kowalczyk:  Bring It On!

Justyna Kowalczyk: Bring It On!

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Justyna Kowalczyk is back in the saddle and has started preparing for the Olympic season. Koniec obijania. Dzisiaj zaczęłam przygotowania na igrzysk! Niech się darzy! (The end of bumming around. Today I've began the preps for the (Olympic) Games. Bring it on!), the double Olympic champion informed her 21.4 thousand Twitter followers. Koniec obijania😉 Dzisiaj zaczęłam przygotowania na igrzysk! Niech się darzy✊✊✊ pic.twitter.com/p314g1GL6Z— Justyna Kowalczyk (@JuiceKowalczyk) May 3, 2017 When a Twitter fan asked whether the beginning of May is considered to be an early or late start of the season for a professional skier, Kowalczyk replied that the photo caption was a metaphor, and that she was already training but the first "official" training camp began last week at Poronin, a ski resort village in Poland close to the…
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