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9. 180 heartbeats, days before Jizerská Padesátka

1 May 2020

by Michael Förster I’m sweating like a pig, my breath is coming short, my heart rate’s close to 180. Nothing unusual during a ski-marathon. But maybe unusual a few days before the start? This year’s Jizerská Padesátka wasn’t the first time my pre-race anxiety driven heart rate has outreached the peak of heartbeats during the…

Tartu Forest Marathon goes virtual

You can ride from wherever you are Already for the 38 years, the second weekend in May has marked a big running festival of Tartu Marathon. Around 10 000 participants enjoy the different tracks of Tartu Forest Marathon every spring. This time, due to the pandemic of Coronavirus, the race will be held as a virtual…

Ride virtually in the Dolomites with Marciaonga Cycling Craft

29 April 2020

On May 31, the 14th Marcialonga cycling Craft was supposed to take place, but due to obvious reasons, the event was moved to May 30th, 2021.In the meantime, Marcialonga joined with enthusiasm the first virtual circuit of Italian Granfondo promoted by ENDU in cooperation with three other events, offering a unique experience to ride with other passionate on the…

8. After-ski party in (n)Iceland

by Petter Soleng Skinstad My first visit to Isafjördur and Fossavatn Ski Marathon was in 2014. This was also my first visit to Iceland and a country I had heard so many nice things about. Let’s just say (n)Iceland was even better than we imagined!With me on my trip to Iceland I had a friend…

Finlandia Hiihto extends the main distance to 65km

This time was not a lucky year for Finlandia Hiihto, with the lack of snow and warm temperatures but this does not mean that the future cannot reserve better times! The Finlandia Hiihto organization has been working to extend the main 50 km course for quite some time now and finally they are going to add another 15 km…

7. A Master without Vasa?

27 April 2020

by Arno Bachaus – I had still not been able to enter Vasaloppet, I even became Worldoppet Master without it. Something had to be done. My first victory came as I managed to register in a mind-blowing 87 seconds! The year leading up to the race slipped by very quickly. My promise to make at…

6. Accident at the Merino Muster

24 April 2020

by Valeriy Koval, 2 x WL Master – This curious and dramatic accident happened to me in New Zealand at the 2018 Merino Muster on the first day of spring in September. Yes, Yes, spring, because this is the Southern hemisphere. The bright morning sun poured its warm rays over the picturesque landscapes of the…

5. The Vasaloppet Experience

22 April 2020

by Michael Sippel – At the end of March 2019, I set my mind on taking part to Vasaloppet 2020 and I registered. Unluckily preparation did not go as planned: snow was missing. Apart from a training camp on artificial snow at the beginning of December and a few trips to the ski-hall in Oberhof,…

4. Kangaroo on a Weekend

20 April 2020

by Dmitry Artamonov, 2 x WL Master – 20.08.2018. 5 days before the marathon. 6 days before the end of my vacation. Turn AC/DC off. I cancelled hotel bookings, tickets and the Mitsubishi rental. Still no answer about the Visa. 21.08.2018 Kilometer climb by double polling on ski rollers. Why was I going to a…

3. To the end, despite everything

17 April 2020

By Giannino Ruzza (Italy) – Hello everyone, my name is Giannino Ruzza, 69 years old. In 2019, I participated in the König Ludwig Lauf (50 km classic) with bib number 540. I was the second to register in 2018 for this great cross-country skiing. I’m retired and I’ve lived in Sicily for five years. I really…

2. Pioneer work at the first edition of Vasaloppet China

15 April 2020

by Peter Andersson – My name is Peter Andersson and I am a proud pioneer of the Vasaloppet crew who made the first race possible in year 2003. I see these few days of being part of establishing this fantastic event as one of the highlights of my 15 years in China. The spirit of…

1. Vasaloppet for my father

13 April 2020

by Ilaria Cavallari (Italy) I heard people talking about it since I was a child, THE race, the longest one, the most historical, the most blazoned and the stories about it captured my soul in a way that I decided to go. Vasa has to be respected, you cannot improvise anything – so they taught…