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Svendsen Has a Lot More to Offer

    Madshus biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) crushed his competitors in the first individual World Cup race of the season.   Svendsen shot clean in the 20km race, the only one to do so among more than 100 racers, and won by 1 minute and 17 seconds to collect his 37th World Cup victory. […]

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Separating the Men From the Mice

      Tomorrow’s biathlon competitions are the first individual World Cup races of the season, and the Östersund, Sweden, courses are tougher than most.   With the opening mixed relay under their belt, the biathletes are headed into their first individual World Cup races of the season, starting with the men’s 20 kilometer on […]

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Top Racers Switch to Madshus Boots

    A whole slew of Olympians and World Cup skiers have made the switch to Madshus boots for this season: Cross-country skiers Heidi Weng, Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Kristin Stoermer Steira, Paal Golberg and Didrik Toenseth have joined the ranks of the world’s most winning winter athlete in history, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, and multiple biathlon […]

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Training with the Best: Barbro Kvaale

    After winning the classic sprint at the Norwegian national FIS cross-country season opener at Beitostølen on November 23, and placing a solid eighth in the 10km classic two days before, Barbro Kvaale, 22, was rewarded with a spot on the Norwegian national team for the 2014-15 World Cup opener in Finland on November […]

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Two for Two at Beitostølen

  On Friday, Didrik Tønseth (NOR) raced into second place in the men’s 15K classic at the FIS season opener at Beitostoelen, Norway. Saturday he followed suit with a second podium finish in equally many attempts, placing third in the 15K skate after missing the second place narrowly by only 2.7 seconds.   The skate […]

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The King Delivers

  Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) won the mass start at the Norwegian Biathlon Season Opener at Sjusjoen, in a field that was worthy of a World Cup.   Bjoerndalen won the mass start in 40 minutes and 6 seconds, had 6.7 seconds down to Birkeland in second place, while fellow Madshus racer Emil Hegle Svendsen […]

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Bjoerndalen Awarded Best Male Athlete of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi

  Madshus biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) received the award Best Male Athlete of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. The honor is awarded by the Association of National Olympic Committee’s (ANOC). Friday, Bjoerndalen was in Bangkok to accept the award.   “This must be the most significant award I’ve ever received,” Bjoerndalen said.   After […]

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Lars Berger Fastest Male in the Birkebeiner

  Madshus skier Lars Berger (NOR) is not only a World Champion biathlete and cross-country skier. He is also among the fastest cyclists around. On Saturday, he was the fastest male in the Birkebeiner mountain bike race, outside the elite class.   The swift skier polished off the 92-kilometer course in 2 hours, 49 minutes […]

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Helmet Head is a Good Thing

  Earlier this week, Madshus marathon team racer Oeystein Pettersen was hospitalized after crashing during a group roller ski workout outside Oslo.   “We were lucky. Everyone was wearing a helmet, and we all needed it,” said Pettersen after the accident.   “The split seconds you have while traveling downhill at warp speed and realize […]

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Not Ready to Quit

  Kristin Stoermer Steira, 33, once played with the idea of retiring from professional skiing. That was back in 2011, after the World Championships in Oslo.   But then she concluded that there are still some goals she’d like to chase. Like an individual gold from a major championship. Steira has three gold medals from […]

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