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Bjoerndalen Announced Athlete of the Year 2014

    Madshus biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) beat Tour de France cyclist Alexander Kristoff and alpine skier Kjetil Jansrud in the contest for the best athlete of 2014 among Norwegian sports reporters.   In February, the 40-year-old was announced the most winning winter Olympian in history after earning two gold medals in biathlon at […]

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My Best Skate Race Ever

      Heidi Weng (NOR) has become a standard fixture on the World Cup podium this season, but considers Saturday’s 10K skate in Davos her best race to date.   Weng’s third place was more than just a podium. It was a small victory for the girl who’s traditionally been stronger in the classic […]

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Podiums Across the Board

    Five World Cup podiums, two podiums in the first Ski Classics distance and the fastest finish times in the Ski Classics time trial – not a bad weekend for Madshus athletes.   First, Tore Berdahl and Johan Kjoelstad delivered the fastest times in the Ski Classics Pro Team Tempo team time trial in […]

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I Love Winning Ski Races

      Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) earned her first individual World Cup victory after dominating the event from the qualifier to the final.   “This is unbelievable! I’ve worked hard for this. I’ve been so close several times, but today I felt strong the whole way,” Oestberg said after winning the final with an […]

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Long-Distance Season Openers on the Dock

      There are three races in in Livigno, Italy, this weekend: in addition to the 42-kilometer skate on Friday, which is the FIS Marathon Cup opener, the Ski Classics also kicks off this weekend with a 15-kilometer and the 35k classic on Sunday.   Madshus racers have dominated the Ski Classics for years, […]

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Golberg Wins the WC Sprint

    Pål Golberg (NOR) hauls into a screaming victory in the men’s sprint race at Lillehammer Friday, beating Alexey Petuhkov (RUS) and Finn Hågen Krogh (NOR) on the line.   “These are the kinds of days that you live for,” the soft-spoken Norwegian said to media after the race.   “I knew I had […]

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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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