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Fletcher Caps Season with World Cup Victory

The 25-year-old Nordic combined racer delivered a perfect performance in Oslo to cap off a breakthrough season. Madshus skier Bryan Fletcher (USA) won the large hill Gundersen competition in Oslo, in front of a large crowd and perfect sunshine. The Oslo World Cup marked the final event in the 2011-12 Nordic Combined season. “This is […]

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Rezac wins 2012 FIS Marathon Cup

Madshus Marathon Team racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) had already nailed the overall victory in the FIS Marathon Cup before he stepped up to the start line for the last event of the season, the 2012 Norwegian Birkebeiner on Saturday. Despite finishing 35th in the Birkebeiner on Saturday, Rezac took home 405 points for the overall […]

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Jevne: Hitting the wall was a useful experience

Erling Jevne, the king of the Norwegian Birkebeiner, is excited about the Birkebeiner race on Saturday, despite hitting the wall in that race last year. “Hitting the wall was a new experience for me. I skied really well and fast in the first part of the race, but then I hit the wall, and it […]

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Madshus parade at Biathlon World Championships

Madshus racer Emil Hegle Svendsen didn’t miss a single target for Norway in the men’s relay at the 2012 World Championships in Rupholding (GER) and secured the gold fir Norway Friday afternoon. “That was amazing, what he just did,” says teammate Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Madshus) of Svendsen’s anchor leg effort. While French anchor Martin Fourcade […]

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Vasaloppet 2012 – a giant Madshus podium party

Not only did Madshus Marathon Team racer Jörgen Brink (SWE) set a new course record for the 90km race from Sälen to Mora, he also did for the third year in a row – on Madshus skis and boots. To round things out on the podium, Madshus racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) was third. In the […]

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Norway kicks off biathlon World Championships with relay gold

The Norwegian mixed relay team snagged the gold in a sunny Rupholding on Thursday and opened their run on the 2012 World Championships with a victory. The Norwegian mixed relay team consisted of three Madshus racers: Synnoeve Solemdal on the second women’s leg, Ole Einar Bjoerdndalen on the first men’s leg and Emil Hegle Svendsen […]

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Nyström won TjejVasan – without wax

Madshus Marathon Team racer Susanne Nyström (SWE) showed that she’s got what it takes, also in a head to head duel with the national team women. Saturday, Nyström won the TjejVasan, the women’s race in the Vasaloppet lineup, by a 5-meter margin to Sofia Bleckur (SWE) in a sprint finish. The 30K classic race from […]

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Peaking in time for the World Championships

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen won the World Cup in Khontiolahti (FIN) on February 12, 2012. Photo: Manzoni/NordicFocus

Biathlon king Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) is a master of perfection. Few have a similar ability to time a peak. After more than a season where others have been allowed to the top of the podium, Bjoerndalen appears to be back at his game. Two weeks before the 2012 World Championships in Rupholding (GER), Bjoerndalen […]

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König Ludwiglauf: A Madshus Podium Party

Madshus Marathon Team racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) regained the overall lead in the 2012 FIS Ski Classics Cup when he won the König Ludwiglauf 50K classic race on Sunday. With Madshus Marathon teammate Jerry Ahrlin (SWE) in second place, and Susanne Nyström winning the womens race, the Bavarian event was a Madshus podium party. The […]

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Emil Hegle Svendsen earns Holmenkollmedaljen

The most prestigious award in Norwegian winter sports was awarded to Madshus biathlete Emil Hegle Svensden (NOR): Holmenkollmedaljen. The award has been presented since 1895, and was just last year amended to include eligibility to nominate biathletes. The jury statement reads: Emil Hegle Svendsen is a strong athlete in the Norwegian national team, and an […]

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