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“I almost passed out in the sprint”

Thea Krokan Murud (NOR) has impressed with several top 20 finishes at the World Cup this season. Photo: Nordic Focus

Thea Murud (NOR) went all in on her first international World Cup, and was rewarded with three more races on the spot. The rookie was 11th in the FIS World Cup skate sprint in Davos (SUI) on Saturday, December 9, and 19th in the 10km skate race on Sunday, December 10. “It was really hard. […]

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“I felt amazing today”

Heidi Weng (NOR) in front of Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), during the 10km pursuit in Toblach (ITA). Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) moved up from sixth to second place in the classic pursuit in Toblach. “It was a great team effort from the Norwegian team. I had great skis and my fitness is exactly where it should be for this time of the season. I was a little bit upset that I didn’t […]

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Three double podiums

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) earned her first World Cup podium for the season when she won the 10km skate race in Davos (SUI) on Sunday. Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus racers dominate both the biathlon and cross-country World Cup competitions on Sunday. First, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) earn her first World Cup victory of the season, winning the 10-kilometer skate race in Davos (SUI) by five seconds. “A race like this is what I train for every day of the year. I started out […]

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Podiums on all circuits

Jarl Magnus Riiber at the Nordic Combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Photo: Geir Olsen

Madshus racers posted podiums in the FIS Nordic World Cup, the IBU Biathlon World Cup as well as the Ski Classics marathon series. Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) opened the cross-country world cup weekend with second place in the women’s classic sprint on Saturday. “I’ve been feeling better and better since the World Cup opener in Ruka […]

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Solid World Cup Opener

Vanessa Hinz helped Germany to 2nd place in the single mixed relay at the IBU biathlon World Cup in Östersund (SWE). Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus racers posted several podiums in the cross-country and biathlon World Cup openers, as well as Ski Classics. At the FIS Cross-Country World Cup opener in Ruka (FIN), Pål Golberg (NOR) opened the 2017-18 season the same way as last year: on the podium. For Golberg, the second place finish in the classic sprint on […]

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Making the most of your skin skis is easy

Madshus Intelligrip skin skis makes classic skiing a breeze. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

A 3-step guide to perfect kick and glide. Skin skis continue to top the sales charts, and it’s easy to see why: Skin skis make it a breeze to get out for a weeknight workout. Skin skis lower the entry barrier to Nordic skiing for recreational skiers who find kick waxing to be tricky and […]

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What a way to start the season

Hans Christer Holund was twice on the podium in equally many attempts in the season opener at Beitostølen this weekend. Photo: Geir Olsen

Madshus racers posted seven podiums at the Norwegian cross-country and biathlon season opener events this weekend. Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the biathlon mass start at Sjusjøen (NOR) on Sunday, with Anaïs Bescond (FRA) in second place. “It was really fun. I did exactly what I set out to do and it worked,” Olsbu said after […]

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Check out the World Cup calendars!

Marte Olsbu (NOR) raced the opening leg in the mixed team relay at the IBU World Cup opener in Östersund (SWE). Photo: NordicFocus

The 2017-18 World Cup season is just around the corner – check out the race schedules and mark your calendar. National season openers are already well underway. Both Sweden and Finland hosted FIS-sanctioned cross-country races this weekend, and Norway is next up with the Beitostølen season opener on November 17 to 19. Both the International […]

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Meet Liz Stephen

Liz Stephen.
Photo: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team

The 30-year-old American has more than a decade’s tenure on the US Ski Team. Elizabeth Stephen is one of the new faces in the 2017 Madshus line-up. The slight and springy racer from Vermont is known throughout the racing community as one of the best climbers in the world. She has been a part of […]

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How Champions Train

Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. “If you want to aim high and go far, there are no shortcuts. You have to put in the hours,” says the ambitious junior, who has his eye set on […]

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