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Magnus Moan (NOR) at the Nordic Combined World Cup in Oslo last week. Photo: Nordic Focus

Magnus Moan bagged his 24th World Cup victory in front of a huge home crowd in Granaasen, after a race where everything worked from start to finish.   “My biggest advantage was that there were thousands of spectators cheering my name along the course. That gave me a lot of energy. The conditions were good […]

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3x World Cup Podiums

    Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Heidi Weng and Magnus Moan secure three World Cup podiums at the Lahti Winter Games in Finland this weekend.   Oestberg (NOR) took second place, 14 seconds behind Bjoergen’s winning time of 2:59.79 in the skate sprint at the Lahti Winter Games on Saturday.   “Second place is really good […]

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Vasaloppet: Moved up 1,000 Spots

      Defending Vasaloppet champion John Kristian Dahl (NOR) ended up fifth after fighting his way back from getting snagged in the chaos at the start gate, which left him more than a 1,000 spots behind the elite on the first hill.   “Dahl certainly deserved the award for effort. After getting caught in […]

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Gregg Tears up the Engadin

    Caitlin Gregg (USA) was third in the Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland, a part of the FIS Marathon Cup, only seconds out of first place.   Gregg, who just came back from the World Championships in Falun (SWE) with a bronze medal in the 10k freestyle event, finished in 1:39:41.9 – just seven seconds […]

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Vasaloppet 2015 – Facts and Figures

    How much blueberry soup do you really need to serve for nearly 70,000 racers? And what makes this year’s race so special? We have answers!   Vasaloppet 2015 was fully booked in one and a half minutes when registration for the main event opened in March 2014. This means 15,800 registered participants for […]

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It’s World Championships all over again

      Although the dust has barely settled after the 2015 FIS Nordic World Championships in Falun (SWE), the biathletes are chumping at their bits to get off the line for their World Championships in Finland.   The IBU World Championships 2015 take place in Kontiolahti, open with mixed relays tonight at 6:15pm local […]

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The Battle of Vasaloppet

  After completely plastering the podium in Vasaloppet 2014, the Madshus marathon racing team is to the overall victory in a race field that will be stronger than ever.   Last year’s podium was entirely occupied by Madshus racers: John Kristian Dahl (NOR) of Team United Bakeries won the race in 4:14:33, three seconds ahead […]

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More Medals – and It’s Not Over Yet!

    Gold and bronze in the women’s 4x5km relay on Thursday – after a bronze medal in the 10km skate on Tuesday, and still three days to go!   The first week of the 2015 FIS World Championships in Falun (SWE) resulted in gold and silver medals in the cross-country team sprint and the […]

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Gold and Hardware in Falun

    Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg dominated the cross-country team sprint and helped Norway to gold at the 2015 FIS World Championships. But there were plenty of highlights across the board this weekend.   Ingvild Flugstad Oesteberg (NOR) has dominated the sprints and the short distances ever since the World Cup started in November. She earned […]

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Get Ready for Race Time!

    The 2015 FIS World Championships open on Wednesday February 18, and conclude on March 1. Here’s your cheat-sheet to all the action in Falun.   Program Cross-country (all times at CET) February 19: Classic Sprint, men and women. Qualifiers at 1pm, finals starting at 3:15pm Feb 21: Skiathlon – women 15km (7.5km+7.5km) at […]

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