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It All Comes Down to the Wire

The Ugra Ski Marathon 2014. Photo: Ugraloppet.ru

The Ugra Ski Marathon in Siberia on Saturday is the last race in the 2015 FIS Marathon Cup, and nothing is decided in the overall cup. In the women’s field, it’s particularly tight. The top three racers prior to the Ugra Ski Marathon can all claim the overall 2015 FIS Marathon Cup title. With one […]

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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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My Best Race Ever

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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