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Notes On Roller Skiing In Hawaii

Notes On Roller Skiing In Hawaii

Travel & Mass Sport
October and early November, just as you’re waiting for first snow, is the bleakest time in Northern Europe. In case you’re lucky enough not to know: it’s dark, cold, wet and overall depressing. In times like these you find yourself thinking you’d rather be as far away from it as possible… Well, Hawaii – with a time difference of 12 hours from EET and location just north of the Equator – fits the bill perfectly. It’s one of those tropical paradises with no distinct seasons, just eternal summer and 12 hours of clear skies and sunlight every day. But is it feasible to have a long working holiday / training camp there with a focus on roller skiing? This year, I wanted to see for myself, and here’s what I…
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Introducing Star About To Rise

Introducing Star About To Rise

Leaders, Newsfeed
Making predictions is a dangerous business - but somebody got to do it. Meet Ivan Yakimushkin - who will become one of the biggest new stars in the upcoming season - or so we think after watching him compete in early races in Finland. a 22 year old Russian is 82 kg, 181cm. Can do 37 chin-ups. And win on ski tracks competing against some of the world’s best. The FIS race in Muonio might be a bit of a home affair for the Russian team ( mixed with strong Germans and French, to be fair) , but a 22 year old rather convincingly beat several Olympic and world medalists on 15k C. establishing himself as one of the main challengers, wild cards of the upcoming season. [caption id="attachment_9381" align="aligncenter"…
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Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic : When It Comes To Promotion We Expect More From Our Sponsored Athletes

Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic : When It Comes To Promotion We Expect More From Our Sponsored Athletes

Leaders, Money & Finance, Newsfeed
....This is Part 2 of interview with Thomas Drindl, Head of Fischer Nordic. Tanja Winterhalder, Head of Sports Marketing & PR, Fischer Nordic, joins in conversation. [caption id="attachment_9358" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] there are no firm statistics but in any given race at least half of elite athletes would run on Fischer skis[/caption] How many Fischer-sponsored athletes do you currently have – and how many cross country skiers among them i.e. excluding biathlon and Nordic combined ? - More than 100, less than 1000 😉 in total - of whom approximately 35% are cross country skiers Do you believe in promotion via personalities, influencers? - Yes – our biggest influencers are our athletes. In Norway Fischer's athletes like Northug or Klaebo are real idols and heroes. But e.g. in Germany – it…
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Muonio FIS Races. In Vision

Muonio FIS Races. In Vision

Leaders, Newsfeed
Why are is Olos/Muonio is a roving capital of world cross country skiing in mid November? - guaranteed snow for one - Muonio is the place where they invented snowfarming - world class recovery and out-of-snow facilities - chance to train with some of the world's best skiers and biathlets on the same tracks - and even to compete against them - all you need to sign up is a valid FIS code [caption id="attachment_9341" align="aligncenter" width="1356"] Muonio/Olos FIS races traditionally serve as astart of international ski season[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9340" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] International superstars like Alexander Bolshunov come to participate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9335" align="aligncenter" width="899"] ..sometimes stars get beaten by the relative outsiders of the previous season - like Erik Valnes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9338" align="aligncenter" width="900"] for many victory in Olos is…
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First FIS Race Of Season, Classic Sprint In Muonio, in Pictures

First FIS Race Of Season, Classic Sprint In Muonio, in Pictures

Leaders, Newsfeed
[caption id="attachment_9310" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Sandra Ringwald leads in quarterfinals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9312" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Sandra Ringwald[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9309" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Natalia Nepryaeva[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9320" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Elisabeth Schicho [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9327" align="aligncenter" width="986"] Laura Gimmler took bronze[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9316" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Lidia Durkina of Team Russia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9315" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Justyna Kowalczyk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9323" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] 1-2 on the podium, good day for Madshus, both Anna Svendsen and Martin Galleberg, Madshus Racing Manager look happy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9321" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Laura Gimmler and Bundestrainer or Head coach Peter Schlickenrieder are both happy with results[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9326" align="aligncenter" width="1136"] Laura Gimmler, Anna Svendsen and Sanda Ringwald - ladies' podium[/caption]
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