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Virtual Edition: Ushuaia Loppet participation possible despite COVID-19

18 July 2020

Covid-19 is hitting the world of marathon skiing hard. Unfortunately, the Worldloppet season has to start with a cancellation due to the travel restrictions: Ushuaialoppet, the Argentinian Worldloppet race and traditionally the season opener end of August has announced the cancellation! BUT!!! Only a few days later the Club Adino Ushuaia – the organizers –…

Watch the Worldloppet Stories prizes raffle live – have a look at the results

16 July 2020

Aren’t you curious to know who won the Worldloppet Stories contest?Here are the top 3 stories according to Facebook interactions: 1. Mirjo Koit – “Mirjo’s Worldloppet Story” (2822) 2. Josef Sklenar – “Hey buddies, we will bring you those medals” (1591)3. Bill Brown – “Skiing with a purpose” (1085) Congratulations! But it is not over yet…there are still…

39. Skiing with a purpose

10 July 2020

by William Brown – 2 x Gold Master & Global Skier n. 263- Moving to Minnesota at age 26, I took up Nordic skiing and completed my first American Birkebeiner the following season.  I was hooked for life!  Over the next 33 years, I’d become a two-time World Master skier and a Worldloppet Global skier…

38. How it all started for me

8 July 2020

by Jaagup Vana – I’d like to share with you my emotions and memories from my very first foreign competition and road trip to the 44th Bieg Piastow ski marathon. I have nothing to compare it to and can only share my experience. Since our group of 4 had decided to travel to Poland by…

37. Marcialonga memories and memorabilia

6 July 2020

by Jim Beckner – My wife’s name is Marcia. So when it came to considering which ten Worldloppets we would attend to garner our Masters gold pin it was a no-brainer that we would take in Italy’s Marcialonga. Gotta do it! As she declared, “If there’s a loppet which is my namesake I’d better ski…

36. A Global Family

3 July 2020

by Silvio Carcano, Alessandro Carcano and Maria Rita Chini – Global skiers and 3 times masters – This is the story of an Italian family, a mother, Maria Rita, who buys almost by chance a Worldloppet Passport with her two sons Alessandro and Silvio, but in the end they all conquered the prestigious Worldloppet Global…

Your chance to do the Kangaroo Hoppet despite COVID19

2 July 2020

Ok, the bad news first: We won’t experience the great skimarathon Down Under in Falls Creek in 2020. The ski event version of the Kangaroo Hoppet has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. However, the good news is, the event organisers are keen to keep people active and engaged and have created a…

35. The day I competed against Thomas Alsgaard

1 July 2020

by Tristan Zloebl – It was difficult to decide which experience I should tell. So far I have competed in 7 Worldloppet Races and every one is a story for itself. Either it is the “5-Weather-Race” in Iceland together with my dad, or the “broken shoe” race at Czech Republic together with my brother and…

Louise Poirier is the new President of Gatineau Loppet

30 June 2020

The Gatineau Loppet Board announced the election of the new President of the Canadian race yesterday: the new elected president is Louise Poirier.Louise is a well-known face in the field of cross-country skiing, both in Canada and abroad, being a coach, an athelete, an organizers and a volunteer, besides having reached the Worldloppet Master title!…

34. Good loppets but too early

29 June 2020

By Timo Hakulinen – I got married in 1985, and the honeymoon trip was made to the USA. My wife liked this destination very much, but I had another idea behind this, too: On the same journey I could, with the completion of the American Birkebeiner, get my Worldloppet passport fully stamped. This is what…

33. Memories of Worldloppet ski

26 June 2020

by Brendon Hyde, Gold Master n.2095 – After skiing the Australian Kangaroo Hoppet for 10 years my first European Worldloppet tour was planned for 2003. I started training along park pathways in the Oz summertime using cross-country roller skis where I gave local kangaroos a bit of a fright since they all quickly hopped away.…

32. Getting Acquainted with the Austrian Police

24 June 2020

by Ben Mitchell – I love how traveling for Worldloppet races can lead to such memorable experiences on and off the trails… This past winter I was excited to catch up with my parents and two brothers for the Dolomittenlauf and Marcialonga as we have long wanted to ski both races and since my parents…