Rezac wins Czech skier of the year award

Madshus Marathon Team racer Stanislav Rezac edged out ski jumper Roman Koudelka by two votes for the annual award Czech Skier of the Year. Alpine skier Krystof Kryzl was third in the poll. Accordingly, Rezac the best Czech skier for the 2011-12 season.

Rezac won the overall FIS Marathon Cup for 2011-12, after winning the 50K Jizerska Padesatka on home turf in January, and the 50K König Ludwig Lauf in Germany. Rezac was also on the podium in several of the Ski Classics events this season. This is the second time Rezac takes the overall FIS Marathon cup.

Although the 38-year-old long distance racer is attending a training camp in Italy at the moment and was unable to attend the award ceremony, Rezac states that this award is one of his most treasured to date.

“It’s a big surprise for me and great satisfaction. I am sorry I cannot personally accept the prize,” Rezac said. “When I received the invitation I thought, there’s no way I could win this, no matter how hard I try,” he claimed.


Stanislav Rezac at the 2012 Marcialonga. Photo: Inge Scheve