Anikken Gjerde Alnaes Who Defies Conventions

Anikken Gjerde Alnaes Who Defies Conventions

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The last weekend Anikken Gjerde Alnaes had her debute race at the World Cup - and finished 8th on her first try. Today she was 2d at the Norwegian Cup in Lygne in qualification - and that's nobody's secret that those Norwegian internal races often have stronger line-up than international ones. And, of course, earlier this month a 25 year old Norwegian won the Scandinavian Cup - all of that in sprint Alnaes is not exactly a household name yet and a few outside Norway and the United States where she studied & student raced until fairly recently, have heard it, The reasons behind any xcskier's progress are multiple and complex , naturally - but an aspect that caught our eye (and started a conversation with Anikken ) is this:…
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Preparing For Race Is More Than Just Stretching

Preparing For Race Is More Than Just Stretching

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Is your hairdo perfect today? Looks like it is. And everything else is in order too. ...There is no such a thing as " private space" for a star in public settings ( and often outside too). If you are good enough for the World Cup - prepare to be constantly photographed and filmed whatever you do. Cross country skiing is not football - in xcskiing the stars often have to mingle with fans and media the way aspiring local politician has to mingle with smallish but adoring crowds, very close - and at times personal. Fans in skiing are rarely as cruel as in aforementioned football, they won't shout obscenities in your face as common in more monied sports. But every and any sloppiness in your looks could end…
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Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

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Some of the best U.S. skiers are also Ivy Leaguers. North American ski fans might find that to be the most natural thing in the world, but for the rest of us Ivy League means prestige, top-flight career - and oh yes, $45000 per year for tuition & board. Sophie Caldwell, for instance, is best known for being one of the world top sprinters for many years running. A few would remember that she is also a Darmouth graduate, majoring in psychology. How's that for being a modern illustration for "Mens sana in corpore sano"?
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Don’t Let Them Stray Off Course !

Don’t Let Them Stray Off Course !

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You are wondering what this helpful map is doing here? But then again, if you were at this planet in the last few days , you'd know that Victoria is a place where Meghan & Harry are about to move. So we are here to help them to find the road to world-class ski tracks. Because , you know, nothing helps to clear the brains and leave all that annoying hustle & bustle of royal life. The last time Prince Harry was big in the news BEFORE he married Meghan, was that charity ski tour he completed in Antarctica. The last time the skiing was big in the news was when his relative Pippa Middleton competed the Engadin. Sorry, folks, but that's how it works. Whistler, start preparing for the…
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Most Important Part Of Skiing Event Is VIP Lounge. And Who’s Attending

Most Important Part Of Skiing Event Is VIP Lounge. And Who’s Attending

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Nadine Faehndrich efforts an incredible last-gasp lunge trying to beat Linn Svahn at the finish line. Right in front of the VIP lounge - see all those folks obseving from their vantage position? Creme de la creme of the Saxonian society was there, partying and watching skiing. Nadine and Linn are fantastic athletes but , in all due respect, hardly household names in Eastern Germany. These people came for an original form of Sunday brunch featuring elements of skiing. But it's their money (or their company's money) that paid for the show. Yes, it's oversimplification - human beings are somewhat complicated species , there are other elements at play. But the world is unmistakably moving in that direction - VIP lounges at football stadiums bring in more money, directly or…
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