Secret Of Why Norway Is So Strong In Skiing Is Revealed

Secret Of Why Norway Is So Strong In Skiing Is Revealed

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
As 21 year old Johannes Klaebo was busy crushing his opponents in sprint freestyle finals in Seefeld this weekend, just a few hundred meters from the stadium Agnete was polishing her freestyle skiing skills too. And it's a really big question who's got more spectators – so good was Agnete with her moves, so determined and ready to win. Agnete is 5 and, like Johannes, she is also from Trondheim, Norway [caption id="attachment_6568" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Agnete's and her 3 year old brother's skis are cooling off. A little boy prefers classic style as he finds it more prudent to ski along the tracks. [/caption] There will be no pictures of Agnete in this story because filming & posting pictures of children should be left to their parents should they so…
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Petter Northug Crushes Competition In Style Department By Arriving To Race On Private Jet

Petter Northug Crushes Competition In Style Department By Arriving To Race On Private Jet

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Petter Northug is never out of headlines. And it's not about King of Skis finishing in 48th place in Sunday's 30-kilometer classic race, over five minutes behind the winner. It's about arriving to that race in style. Anybody ever heard of jet-setting cross country skiers? Well, they do now - it was a private jet that brought Petter and his trainer Vidar Undebakke to Luleå Airport near Piteå. It was only two of them that descended from the stairs of Cessna C560 Citation Encore that is outfitted to carry eight in comfort and luxury. [caption id="attachment_6308" align="aligncenter" width="747"] bird that carried Petter Northug to Scandinavian Cup last weekend[/caption] To hire an American-built C560 Citation would cost anything between 3000 and 3500 US dollars per flight hour in the US –…
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Northug Fan Goes On Epic Rant, Wakes Up Famous

Northug Fan Goes On Epic Rant, Wakes Up Famous

Leaders, Newsfeed
You reckon cross country skiing fans are some cold, reserved, distant bunch - a bit like their beloved sport? Think again then. Meet Lars Erik Saltrø, a home repair contractor from Trondheim in Norway who woke up famous this week after an epic rant he posted on his Facebook page. Over 100.000 people in Norway ( and, presumably Sweden and even Finland) viewed the video in which Lars Erik in rather animated fashion wishes “Merry Christmas to everyone – except two people” Those unfortunate two happened to be some household names in Norway: cross country ski team's manager Vidar Løfshus and team trainer Tor-Arne Hetland. So what's caused the ire of good ole Mr. Saltrø? In his minute long speech that invokes, among other things, names of Pol Pot and…
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Is He Millionaire Yet?  Klæbo’s Appeal To Advertizers Grows Sensationally Fast

Is He Millionaire Yet? Klæbo’s Appeal To Advertizers Grows Sensationally Fast

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is finishing the year in remarkable style: No male skier before him won seven FIS Cross-Country World Cup titles at the beginning of the season, Welcome to 2017 when titles mean publicity, publicity ((smartly used) means large following in social networks, publicity + popularity translates into big money. Ergo, Klæbo is firmly on his way of becoming the youngest/quickest millionaire ever in cross country skiing in US dollar terms. Because the sport of narrow skis skiing is well behind established sports such as football or tennis, where stars' earnings are almost automatically made public and become a major athlete's badge of honor ( as in “Neymar Jr., yearly salary 36.8 million EUR ") , it is difficult to say for sure what Klæbo is making these days. Which…
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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

Leaders, Newsfeed
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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