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Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) looking at next season’s skis at the Madshus factory. Photo: Madshus

Krista Pärmäkoski won three medals at the Olympics and is still hungry for more. This week, the 27-year-old Finnish skier started preparing for the 2019 World Championship season, digging into next season’s skis and boots with the Madshus test crew equipment at Sjusjøen (NOR). “We have tested the next generation of skis and boots here […]

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Testing skis is a science

Peter Blom testing skis at Sjusjøen in April. Photo: Stefano Zatta

At Madshus, we take perfect skis very seriously. From idea to product to retailer is a process that includes rigorous testing by engineers and product developer, our World Cup athletes, service techs and the best suppliers in the industry, making sure every detail is solid. But what goes into that process. Close to the venues […]

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Won by more than three hours

Emilia Lindstedt - Nordenskiöldsloppet 2018 - Photo Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet 680x

Meet Emilia Lindstedt: the new queen of long-distance racing “This is both my best and worst experience. I have never been so tired in my life,” the 27-year-old after finishing the 220 kilometer Nordenskiöldsloppet. Lindstedt, who has been racing the Ski Classics for two years, polished off the rugged classic race from Purkjaur to Jokkmokk […]

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Nine National Championship medals

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg - and Tuva Bakkemo opened the Norwegian National Championships with a bronze medal in the team sprint. Photo: Langrennslandslaget

Madshus athletes cap their season with strong performances at the Norwegian National Championships. First off, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg was on the podium twice in three days, opening the second part of the national championships in Alta with a bronze medal in the team sprint on Thursday along with fellow Madshus racer Tuva Bakkemo. The next […]

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A living legend retires

21.02.2014, Sochi, Russia (RUS): Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR)
- XXII. Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, biathlon, medals, Sochi (RUS). © NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

After more than a quarter century at the top level, Ole Einar Bjørndalen hangs up his competition rifle and parks his skis. The 44-year-old wishes he could say he wanted to step down. He doesn’t. He retires out of consideration to his family and his health. “I wish I could say I’ve had enough, that […]

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Ole Einar Bjørndalen retires

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) retires from the World Cup circuit. Photo: Nordic Focus

The king of biathlon steps down after 25 years on the World Cup circuit. “I have an incredible passion and motivation for sports. I wish I could continue my career for several more years, but this is my last season,” Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) said at the press conference on Tuesday, barely able to hold […]

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Train like a champion

Sverre Dahlen Aspenes (NOR) after winning the pursuit at the 2018 IBU Junior World Championships. Photo: Jo Dale

Sverre Aspenes (NOR) won the gold medal in the pursuit at the IBU Junior World Championships in Otepää (EST) on March 4, as well as the bronze medal in the sprint the day before. Check out how the 20-year-old trains and his favorite workout. How was your gold medal race? “I was very calm that […]

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It’s amazing to win the overall

Heidi Weng (NOR)  secured the overall and distance 2018 FIS World Cup title after the season finale in Falun (SWE). Photo: Nordic Focus

Heidi Weng (NOR) clinched overall World Cup title after a thriller World Cup final. “I was really tired about halfway through the pursuit, but I tried my best, as I knew I had to go fast to secure the overall globe. It’s amazing to win the overall. I’m very tired and looking forward to go […]

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“I’m finally at the very top of the podium”

Emotional first World Cup victory for biathlete Vanessa Hinz (GER) on Sunday. Hinz shot clean in the 12.5-kilometer mass start on Sunday, which was a first for the 25-year-old. “After so doubting myself so many times, I’m finally at the very top of the podium. It’s almost unbelievable,” Hinz said after the race in Kontiolahti […]

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16 days, 13 medals, countless smiles

23.02.2018, Pyeongchang, Korea (KOR):
Krista Parmakoski (FIN) - XXIII. Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, cross-country, medals, Pyeongchang (KOR). © Modica/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Madshus athletes earned at total of 13 medals in Pyeong Chang (KOR). In both cross-country and biathlon, the Madshus racers took home medals of all colors: gold, silver and bronze. At the biathlon range, Anaïs Bescond helped France to gold in the mixed relay and bronze in the women’s relay, and also won the bronze […]

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