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Use the Track

Øystein Pettersen

  Madshus Marathon Team racer Oeystein Pettersen (NOR) takes advantage of the local track in his summer training. Pettersen and his training buddies did 10 x 1000meters, with a start every six minutes. “It’s been a long time since my last track workout, but track intervals make great intensity workouts for skier,” Pettersen says, adding […]

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Crested 100 Training Hours

25.01.2015, Antholz, Italy (ITA): Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
- IBU world cup biathlon, relay men, Antholz (ITA). www.nordicfocus.com. © Manzoni/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) logged 103 training hours in June. The upcoming race season includes Biathlon World Championships on home turf in Oslo, Norway, and Emil Hegle Svendsen plans to be in the shape of his life for the event, which takes place in Holmenkollen from March 3 to 13, 2016. Along with the […]

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Brink Won Stockholm Challenge

Joergen Brink won the Stockholm Challenge roller ski race on Saturday. Photo: Stockholm Challenge

Madshus racer Joergen Brink (SWE) cruised into victory in the FIS sanctioned roller ski race downtown Stockholm on Saturday. “We set the pace from the gun went off. I made a break-away after 2 kilometers, and my teammate Marcus Ottosson (SWE) stuck with me,” Brink said to Laengd.se after the the race. From there, the […]

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Ski Classics Expands

Madshus marathon racers have dominated the Ski Classics circuit for years. Johan Kjoelstad, Oeystein Pettersen, John Kristian Dahl and Tore Berdal prior to the start at the 2015 Vasaloppet (SWE) in March. Photo: Madshus.com

For the second year in a row, the long distance cross-country ski championship Ski Classics has added a new event to the schedule: Toblach/Dobbiaco Cortina. With the new event Toblach/Dobbiaco Cortina, Ski Classics consists of ten events for the 2015/2016 season, and the Madshus Marathon team, which has dominated the Ski Classics circuit for years, […]

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Golberg to Serve on FIS Athlete Commission

Paal Golberg racing on the World Cup in December. Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus racer Paal Golberg voted into FIS Athlete Commission, as one of two cross-country skiers on the board. Cross-country skier Paal Golberg (NOR) is one of 13 members of the Athlete Commission in the International Ski Federation (FIS). The 25-year-old was voted into the Commission during the FIS annual meeting in Varna last week. The […]

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Kristin Stoermer Steira Retires

Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR) retires after 12 years on the World Cup circuit. Photo: Nordic Focus

Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR) retires after 12 years on the cross-country World Cup circuit. The 33-year-old announced her decision on Monday, following several seasons of injuries and illness, the most recent just prior to the 2015 World Championships in Falun and sidelined her from racing the 30km there. “I’ve experienced so much as a cross-country […]

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Party Time at the Nationals

Magnus Moan won his 6th Kongepokal at the Norwegian Nordic Combined Nationals this weekend. Photo: NSF

Madshus racers cleaned up at the Norwegian national championships this weekend. Magnus Moan hauled home two gold medals and KONGEPOKAL (“The King’s Cup”-awarded at only one national championships event in each sport each year) at the Nordic Combined National Championships. This was Moan’s 6th Kongepokal in his career. (Story continues below) At the Norwegian national […]

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Everything Rides on Årefjällsloppet

Årefjällsloppet is the final event of the 2015 Ski Classics, and nothing is decided yet. Photo: Ski Classics

The final event of the 2015 Ski Classics will be a thriller to the finish line on Saturday. The overall Ski Classics leader Petter Eliassen of Norway can expect a solid run for his money – literally speaking. Årefjällsloppet is the ninth and final event of the 2015 Ski Classics series. Due to low snow […]

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My Best Race This Season

John Krisitan Dahl was third at Birkebeinerrennet on Saturday. Photo: Kent Murdoch

“I think this was my very best performance this season,” John Kristian Dahl (NOR) said after his third place finish at Birkebeinerrennet on Saturday. “It was a fantastic trip across the mountains. It was hard, but really fun,” said the Madshus marathon team racer. Dahl, who won the 2014 Vasaloppet as a rookie to the […]

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Never Underestimate a Rested Crew

Team United Bakeries with Johan Kjoelstad, Øystein Pettersen, John Kristian Dahl and Tore Berdal have a lot to revenge on Saturday. Photo: Madshus

  Tore Bjoerseth Berdahl and his United Bakeries buddies are reloading for Birkebeinerrennet (NOR) with a lot to revenge after Vasaloppet. While the Madshus marathon racers claimed three of the top five spots and put four racers among the top 10, including one podium finish for Stanislav Rezac (CZE) of the Silvini Madshus Team, the […]

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