First Time At Blink, Johannes Klaebo Puts On Display His Brutally Effective Downhill Technique

First Time At Blink, Johannes Klaebo Puts On Display His Brutally Effective Downhill Technique

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Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, the most decorated male skier of our times, shall also be remembered for decades to come as someone who revolutionized the technique. His trademark " diagonal uphill running" is now being emulated even by 12 year olds - to chagrine of ski purists. The true world class athletes, however, are trying to master less obvious but oh-so-brutally effective way the 23 year old Norwegian goes downhill, winning himself meters and split seconds with each move. On Friday Klaebo has shown that it's not about how good his snow skis are waxed - it's all in technique. Competing at Blink Skifest Sprint for the first time, he gave the opposition no chance on downhills - and that was a joy fo watch. Photo is courtesy of Rune Helliesen/…
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Fossesholm Is True Star-In-Making. Why Is She Allowed To Put Her Life At Risk?

Fossesholm Is True Star-In-Making. Why Is She Allowed To Put Her Life At Risk?

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Helene Fossesholm is a huge talent - something she just proven coming 3d in the Blink's Lysebotn uphill. But why is she allowed to bungee jump?! https://www.instagram.com/p/CDZWKMjp-Z6/?igshid=1vavkc7pjzd9z You would argue that nobody could prevent a legally grown-up, 19 year old woman from doing what she wants to do. Yeah, sure. Nobody could stop, say, Rob Gronkowski either. Except it in his contract with the club it clearly says " No taking part or engaging in any activity other than football which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.” With a similar or even more explicit language present in most ( probably all - but we can't be certain) contracts in serious professional sports. Sure, Gronk makes a cool $9 mil./ year - the territory best skiers haven't quite made…
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At Least One Rollerski Maker Is Willing To Answer Most Indecent Question In Industry!

At Least One Rollerski Maker Is Willing To Answer Most Indecent Question In Industry!

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....The most indecent question one could ask a rollerski maker is "who supplies your wheels?" Answers often range from evasive to almost mythical - by same very people, who are happy to extol the virtue of their respective frame constructions in minute detail. No blame - in business one often has to choose effective solutions rather than technologically appealing. Still, transparency is a factor and there are , luckily, exceptions among manufacturers. At SRB you get a straightforward answer: "When it comes to our Premium line, hubs we forge here, at Zella-Mehlis, while the rubber comes from Continental tyre maker and the molding is done at their facility not far from here in Magdeburg " . Well, now you know!
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Johaug Sets World’s Best Time On 10k. In Athletics

Johaug Sets World’s Best Time On 10k. In Athletics

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She's done it! Therese Johaug's 10000m run was billed as the headline event at the Impossible Games in Olso ( normally known as the Bislett Games) The reigning FIS World Cup winner did not disappoint: running alone on the empty stadium she stopped the clock at 31.40.69. That's the best result in the world this year so far - well, with not many athletics competitions happening at the times of Coronavirus. That's also better than qualifying time for the Athletics World Championships (31.50), but worse than the one for the Olympics (31.25). In comparison, the great Norwegian Ingrid Kristianssen once set her then-world record at the same stadium: 30:13.74 . That was in 1986. The current WR is held by Almaz Ayana: 29:17.45 One important note: all the records at…
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Klaebo Signs Largest Commercial Deal In His Career

Klaebo Signs Largest Commercial Deal In His Career

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" Uno X Norge AS and Johannes Høsflot Klaebo have entered into a collaboration aimed at promoting innovation, knowledge sharing and a culture of achievement", according to the just-issued press release. Uno X is not exactly a household name for Klaebo fans the world over but is big at the champion's home : it's a nationwide chain of self-service fuel stations. It also owns Norway's first pro-cycling team. As it is (regrettably in our concidered opinion) common in xcskiing, the sides do not disclose the financial terms of the agreement that will go till 2025. But Haakon Klaebo, Johannes' father and manager describes it as " by far the largest commercial deal that Johannes has ever signed".
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