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So Close in Marcialonga

    Oeystein Pettersen (NOR) showed no respect to the veterans when he debuted onto the podium in his first attempt at the Marcialonga on Sunday.   The Madshus Marathon team racer looked like he was going to pull off the victory until only a few hundred meters remained, but ended up third, only seconds […]

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Svendsen Went to War

    Aggressive attitude secured first place to Norway and Madshus in the men’s 4×7.5km World Cup biathlon relay in Anterselva, Italy, on Sunday.   Emil Hegle Super-Svendsen anchored the team to another World Cup victory, and Norway is two for two in the relay. Last week, Svendsen also anchored the team to relay victory […]

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Pettersen Aims to Increase Lead

    Madshus marathon racer Oeystein Pettersen (NOR) is stepping onto the Marcialonga start line with the yellow Ski Classics leader bib and a five-point margin to second place.   Pettersen, the former World Cup sprint racer who debuted on the long distance circuit last season, is eager to protect the yellow bib as well […]

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Steira Returns to World Cup

  After suffering a double hip fracture in October, Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR) returns to the World Cup circuit, racing two of the three events in Rybinsk (RUS) this weekend.   Steira broke her hip in two places after falling during a workout on the glacier during the Norwegian National team altitude camp this fall. […]

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Working Hard on Getting Worse

  Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, a 2014 Olympic gold and silver medalist in Sochi, has worked hard at becoming worse. More specifically, the 24-year-old Norwegian national-team member says she’s less obsessed with perfection and more focused on the overall picture.   “I’ve gotten a lot of training advice through the years, and a lot of it […]

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Crushing the Competition

    On Thursday, Emil Super-Svendsen served up a smoking anchor performance in the men’s 4×7.5km biathlon relay. Then Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg dominated the World Cup sprints from start to finish on Saturday and helped Norway to 2nd place in the team sprint on Sunday.   In Saturday’s individual sprint in Tallin, Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg […]

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Drama in La Diagonela

    Madshus Marathon Team racer Oeystein Pettersen (NOR) won his first Ski Classics event on Saturday, but donates his prize money to the 84th finisher in the race.   Pettersen bagged his first and unexpected Ski Classics victory after winning the sprint finish with Christoffer Callesen (NOR), while fellow Madshus racer John Kristian Dahl […]

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Stepping up for Broken Teammate

    Madshus racer Johan Kjoelstad (NOR), who was second in La Diagonela last year, will not be racing this weekend after slipping on the ice and breaking his ankle on his way to the Ski Classics race Jizerska 50 last weekend. But his teammates have promised to race their brains out in his honor […]

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Tears of Joy

      Cross-country skier Heidi Weng (NOR) finished on the podium every stage of the Tour de Ski, and in the end she cried. But she was far from the only Madshus racer on the podium this week.   On Sunday, Weng fought her way into third place in the overall Tour de Ski […]

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Moved in on the Tour de Ski Podium

      Madshus cross-country skier Heidi Weng (NOR) has been on the podium in every stage of the 2015 Tour de Ski, landing her in a solid second place overall with only two stages to go.   Stage by stage, Weng has been putting more time between her and the competitors, and with only […]

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