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15 Brutal Laps to 50km

The Jizerska 50 will be run as 15 laps on a 3.3km course for a total of 50km. Photo: Jizerska 50

  The lack of snow forces the Ski Classics event Jizerska 50 to be creative: The 50km marathon will be run as 15 laps on a 3.3km course replacing the original 50km course. The traditional Czech ski marathon Jizerska 50 is the third event in the 2016 Ski Classics long-distance race series, and despite the […]

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Incredible Ingvild

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) won the 5km skate race in  Lenzerheide (SUI) on January 3, the third stage of the 2016 Tour de Ski. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) is setting the standards for the 2016 Tour de Ski. Race by race. Podium by podium. On January 1, Østberg started her run for the Tour de Ski podium by posting the fastest qualifier time in the women’s skate sprint race in Lenzerheide (SUI), which opened the tenth anniversary version of […]

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Dominated the WC Podiums

Ole Einar Bjørndalen at the World Cup weekend in Pokljuka (SLO) with a second place in the sprint on Thursday. Photo: Nordic Focus

The last World Cup weekend before the holidays yielded no less than 11 podium finishes for the Madshus racers. The biathletes were first out, opening the World Cup weekend in Pokljuka (SLO) with the men’s 10km sprint on Thursday night: Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) wasted no time, and went straight to the podium with an […]

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Solid World Cup Weekend

Miriam Gössner (GER) hauled into third place in the 7.5km sprint in Hochfilzen, (AUT). Photo: NordicFocus

Both biathletes and cross-country skiers brought on their show and hauled home one relay and four individual WC podiums. Friday morning, Madshus biathlete Miriam Gössner (GER) finished third in the women’s sprint at the IBU World Cup in Hochfilzen (AUT). Missing only once, Gössner was 21 seconds behind first place. On Sunday, Emil Hegle Svendsen […]

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Sweeping up the Points

Ole Einar Bjørndalen won the IBU World Cup opener in Östersund, Sweden on December 2. Photo: NordicFocus

Weekend loot: 12 WC podiums, 3 Ski Classics podiums and the yellow jersey in the long-distance series. For starters, The King of biathlon is back. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR), who enters his 23 World Cup season, left no doubt: The King started the 2016 season on the top of the podium after the 20km at […]

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Marathon Opener On Tap

John Kristian Dahl (NOR) won Vasaloppet 2014. Photo: Madshus

Ski Classics 2016 kicks off with a double-header in Italy on December 5 and 6, and the marathon racers are chomping at the bit to get started with the long-distance race series. The 15-kilometer Proteam Prologue in Livigno, Italy, opens the show for the marathon race series, which has been extended to eight events this […]

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On Track from the Start

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR). Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus athletes opened the World Cup season right where they left off last spring: On the podium. Madshus racers went straight for the World Cup podium on the first opportunity across the board: Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) was third in the overall World Cup mini tour in Ruka (FIN), after delivering strong performances in the […]

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Biathlon World Cup on Tap

Ole Einar Bjørndalen practicing at Sjusjøen (NOR) prior to the season opener races this weekend. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

Tomorrow, the gun goes off for the 2016 IBU biathlon World Cup with mixed relays in Östersund (SWE). After the mixed relays on Sunday, the first World Cup continues with individual competitions December 2 through 6. Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) has been fighting illness for much of the dryland season, but at the national season […]

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World Cup Kicks Off in Ruka

Noah Hoffman (USA) was 6th in the season opener this weekend. Here from the 15k skate at FIS World Championships in Falun (SWE). Photo: 
NordicFocus

The November 26-29 season opener weekend features six FIS World Cup events for cross-country and two for Nordic Combined. With fresh snow in Kuusamo/Ruka (FIN), the stage is set for a rock-n-roll start to the traditional FIS Nordic Opening. In addition to the cross-country and Nordic combined events, there will be two FIS ski jumping […]

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Straight to the Podium

Håvard Solås Taugbøl (NOR) won the sprint at the Swedish cross-country season opener in Bruksvallarna Sunday, while Caitlin Gregg (USA) was third in the 10K skate in Gällivare. Madshus racers waste no time when they get on snow. “It was really good, and nice to get a victory this early in the season. I’m really […]

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