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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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Super Svendsen Strikes Again

  Madshus biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen opened the summer ski festival in Sandnes, Norway, with winning the biathlon mass start event Friday night. Svendsen beat Lowell Bailey (USA) by 0.7 seconds, while Tarjei Boe (NOR) was third.   Among the women, Madshus biathlete Fanny Welle Strand Horn won the mass start, leaving no doubt and […]

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Overtime at the Office

The guys in Team United Bakeries don’t waste time. They plan to be unbeatable on the course come winter. They take advantage of long bright summer days at Sognefjellet, Norway, pushing long hours and huge workout. Hard? Yes. But they don’t complain about the office landscape.   “We definitely take advantage of the weather, and […]

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Hoffman’s Top Summer Skiing Destinations

Skiing is the best way to improve your ski technique, says Noah Hoffman, Madshus racer and a member of the US cross-country ski team. Hoffman spends his summer training chasing snow where he can find it, and shares his top destinations for off-season snow. “Technique is a huge challenge for me. It is the area […]

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Reinforcing the Best Marathon Team

  Madshus has dominated the long-distance scene for years, and for the upcoming season, the team signs a couple of additional ringers to the marathon team lineup: Swix Ski Classics overall champion 2014 Johan Kjoelstad (NOR) and Oeystein Pettersen (NOR), who both race with the professional long-distance team United Bakeries.   “We are really excited […]

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