Teaser: Don’t Miss Upcoming Interview With Vegard Vinje

Teaser: Don’t Miss Upcoming Interview With Vegard Vinje

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Stand by for an interview with Vegard Vinje – scientist, skier and a bit of a Strava celebrity with his extra long rollerski training sessions in & around London. In conversation with the Daily Skier Vegard shall reveal his biggest secret – how does he manage to consistently finish in Top-30 in races such as Vasaloppet, Birkiebeiner and Marchialonga while training “only” 50 hours per month or, roughly, half of what best pro-athletes do. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRDD_Sgu2Z/?taken-by=vegard_vinje
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Meet &  Follow Skiing Idiots

Meet & Follow Skiing Idiots

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Did we get your attention with that title? Well, that's what three upstanding Australia dwellers have chosen to name themselves. They also don't mind to be called more child-ears appropriate XC BeachTeam Without further a do, let's give the floor to Woody Raasveldt, Mårten Christiansson & Matthew Collits. " ...Well, we're one Aussie (Matt), one Dutch (Woody) and a Swede (Mårten) but we're all living in Manly in Sydney. Mårtens dad has done the race 49 times and and as he's moving back to Sweden he thought it would be a great opportunity to do the Vasaloppet race with his dad. As he was telling us this story we were having a few beers. It sounded like he was about to embark on a ridiculous challenge as he's still living…
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Up Close And Personal With John Kristian Dahl, Part 2

Up Close And Personal With John Kristian Dahl, Part 2

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This is a continuation of an interview with John Kristian Dahl. Part I is here Part 2. On competitors: “...Petter Eliassen was a great skier and that of course was his strength – to go fast and go hard from the very start to make all competitors hurt – and he used that strength. Personally, I always dreamed to go like Eliassen – my dream was and is to win the race in his style. But you have to have a combination of top shape, top skis and top team work to make it happen. I've tried, for sure – but...it's not easy. The elite group of long distance skiers is getting bigger every year. It is getting more difficult each year to break away. “It is entirely possible that…
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Up Close And Personal With John Kristian Dahl, Part 1

Up Close And Personal With John Kristian Dahl, Part 1

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When you first meet John Kristian Dahl, it is a little hard to fathom how this guy keeps on winning. Andreas Nygaard and Stian Hoelgaard are very athletic, Petter Eliassen and Jorgen Aukland are tall and lanky. Dahl, in his jeans, hoodie, and comfortable slippers looks just like any other guy at your friendly local gym. Sure, fit and trim, but not imposing, not dominating... ...Only when talking to him do you notice his piercing blue eyes, his deep, confident, husky baritone voice befitting a Viking ship captain – then, slowly, you start-comprehending why Dahl keeps on winning the most prestigious races in cross country skiing, year after year. The secret appears to be his fierce determination and uncanny ability to push himself over the limit at the last stretch,…
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Up Close And Personal With Astrid Øyre Slind, Part 1

Up Close And Personal With Astrid Øyre Slind, Part 1

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Meet Astrid Øyre Slind who is well on her way of becoming one of the top stars of international skiing. She spent a beginning of her career competing at the World Cup distances, winning U23 World Championship. In 2014 she, however, had switched to classic ski marathons. First year wasn't that impressive, but the last season Slind was constantly breathing down the neck of the Ski Classics leaders, Britta Norgren, Justyna Kowalczyk and Katerina Smutna  , all of whom have been on the ski circuit for much longer. Would the coming season be the one of Astrid Slind? Not much left to wait, the season kicks off in Pontresina at the end of November. ...For the ease of reading we have decided to separate the interview with Slind into two parts: in…
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