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John Kristian Dahl

Athlete Questionnaire

Personal Details
Name: Dahl
First name: John Kristian
Born in: Kirkenes (NOR)
Birthday: 27.03.1981
Home town: Trondheim (NOR)
Webpage: no website
Hobbies: Fishing, chess, hunting, kayaking, novel reading

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Equipment
Skis: Madshus
Poles: KV++
Gloves: SkiGo
Boots: Alpina
Glasses:
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Questions
When did you start with cross country skiing and why?
I`had to ski to school as a young child. Then I continued skiing all my life.
When did you start skiing marathons and why?
I'm starting this season, so I'm looking forward to it. It's time for me to try something new, I`ve been sprinting in World Cup several years, but now I'm too slow. But too fond of skiing to retire. I want to go long now.
What does long distance racing means to you?
It's the meaning of life. I'm born to go long I think.
Which race do you like best and why?
I don't know yet. I`ve just skied Vasaloppet before, so Im really looking forward to try many new races.
Best race ever?
In long distance races: 7th Vasaloppet in 2007 and 2013
Worst race ever?
Last place in 15km free technique in World Cup in lathi in 2003. I think it was 88th place or something..
Most important achievements?
2 individual gold national championship sprints. 2 victories sprint World Cup. Some 2nd and 3rd places in World Cup.
How do you prepare a season?
I`m training hard and much from the start of may with my team. I hope it will pay out the whole season.
Your goals for this season / overall?
I want to fight for top results in all the distance races. I`ve tried to focus on double poling, and for sure motor and technique and eating right.
What will you do when you stop skiing (professionally)?
I don`t know. Maybe trainer?
How can you relax best (after a hard race for example)?
Best is to take a hot sauna! And a beer.
You hero / role model?
Norwegian young skier Finn Hgen Krogh. I'm a big fan.
Motto?
It`s never wrong to rest a bit.

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