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What a way to start the season

Hans Christer Holund was twice on the podium in equally many attempts in the season opener at Beitostølen this weekend. Photo: Geir Olsen

Madshus racers posted seven podiums at the Norwegian cross-country and biathlon season opener events this weekend. Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the biathlon mass start at Sjusjøen (NOR) on Sunday, with Anaïs Bescond (FRA) in second place. “It was really fun. I did exactly what I set out to do and it worked,” Olsbu said after […]

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Check out the World Cup calendars!

Marte Olsbu (NOR) raced the opening leg in the mixed team relay at the IBU World Cup opener in Östersund (SWE). Photo: NordicFocus

The 2017-18 World Cup season is just around the corner – check out the race schedules and mark your calendar. National season openers are already well underway. Both Sweden and Finland hosted FIS-sanctioned cross-country races this weekend, and Norway is next up with the Beitostølen season opener on November 17 to 19. Both the International […]

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Meet Liz Stephen

Liz Stephen.
Photo: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team

The 30-year-old American has more than a decade’s tenure on the US Ski Team. Elizabeth Stephen is one of the new faces in the 2017 Madshus line-up. The slight and springy racer from Vermont is known throughout the racing community as one of the best climbers in the world. She has been a part of […]

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How Champions Train

Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. “If you want to aim high and go far, there are no shortcuts. You have to put in the hours,” says the ambitious junior, who has his eye set on […]

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“First place feels really special”

Benedikt Doll (GER) hauled into gold in the sprint on Saturday. Photo: Nordic Focus

The World Cup season is just around the corner. These are some of the racers to keep an eye on this winter. Biathlon Benedikt Doll (GER) – the ambitious German from Titisee-Neustadt earned the gold in the sprint at the 2017 World Championships in Hochfilzen (Austria) in February, with a 0.7 second margin. This was […]

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Olsbu Wins National Title

Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the sprint competition at the 2017 Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships. Photo: NordicFocus

Marte Olsbu (NOR) heads into the 2017-18 biathlon season as the reigning sprint champion. The 27-year-old enters the final preparations for the 2017-18 World Cup season with a brand new national title collected at the Norwegian National Summer Biathlon Championships this weekend. On Saturday, Marte Olsbu won the women’s sprint competition. “I always try to […]

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How to get 300 million Chinese on skis?

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) won four medals during the 2016 IBU World Championships on home turf in Oslo. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is headed for China. As China is hosting Winter Olympics in 2022, the Chinese president Xi Jinping wants to increase the effort on skiing. His goal is to get 300 million Chinese on cross-country skis. This is why China recently launched the project campaign “Bring the kids to the snow.” To help […]

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The Inside Story: Altitude Training

Simen Sveen roller skiing in the Italian Alps during his September altitude training camp. Photo: Inge Sveen

What do elite skiers do on the glaciers? How do they do it – and why? “When done right, altitude training can improve fitness and increase your VO2max. If you miss, altitude training can wreck your season or even your career, says Simen Andreas Sveen. This season the Madshus World Cup skier is aiming for […]

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Roll with the best

Junior World Champion Marte Mæhlum Johansen (NOR) shares her favorite roller ski workout. Marte Mæhlum Johansen won the skiathlon at the FIS Junior Nordic World Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah, in February, and is the Norwegian national champion in the 5km skate. The 20-year-old loves interval sessions at home in Toten, Norway. This is her […]

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Ready for World Cup-Level Racing in July

The Blink ski festival in Sandnes (NOR) opens on Wednesday and is now the largest summer ski festival in the world. Each year, more than a 100 of the top World Cup level skiers and biathletes take part in the BLINK events, including Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Krista Pärmäkoski, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Heidi Weng, Øystein Pettersen […]

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