Thea Krokan Murud went for a spot of skiing yesterday... 24 hour spot of skiing , to be precise - that ended in 347 kilometres covered. Murud, 25, runs for famed Team Ragde Eiendom. ...we shall try to update this story with more details as they become available... Photo courtesy of @theamurud Instagram
Norwegian sporting authorities moved to implement a radical measure: Late on Tuesday it was announced that the entire Norwegian squad will forgo the North American World Cup stages as a precaution against the Coronavirus spread. Teresa Johaug has already secured the Big Crystal Globe for this season, now it means that Alexander Bolshunov effectively won the men's competition as his Norwegian chasers, including Johannes Klaebo, are out of the game.
World's most decorated and, arguably, most popular skier has come out in support of changing the format of the Holmenkollen race. VG reports that Johannes has expressed concern about dwindling numbers of competitors - France, for instance, lists none - and the toll a brutal 50k race takes on all participants, affecting their chances in overall World Cup fight. Conversely, it would be Klaebo's arch-rival Alexander Bolshunov who completely disagrees. After all, it was him who won it in style last year https://www.vg.no/sport/i/BR1jL0/sprinttrener-monsen-dropp-femmila-i-holmenkollen
All pro-skiing careers end one day and athletes are faced with a choice of a new career in life. Jackline Lockner chose to become a firefighter. [caption id="attachment_14918" align="alignnone" width="1920"] A 25 year old Swede is a silver medalist of the FIS Rollerski world championship in sprint [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14919" align="alignnone" width="1920"] She is a also one the leading figures of the emerging sport of Ski Supersprint...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14917" align="alignnone" width="1075"] ...and a full-time student of the Sandö college of SwedishCivil Contingencies Agency. That's her in orange suit practicing to extinguish fires [/caption] Photo courtesy of Jackline Lockner's Instagram
Is glass half full or half empty? Start lists of today's pursuit races at Ski Tour 2020. Of note: the left column, who-is-who in female distance racing, continues to be totally dominated by Fischer = 6 out of 10 with all top 5 places occupied by Fischer's athletes. The right column, however is markedly different: "only " 4 out of 10 with all podium places in yesterday's men 15k F race taken by rival skis.