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Meeting a childhood friend on the other side of the world

12 April 2020

By Angelo Corradini, President of Marcialonga (former Worldloppet Secretary) – One of the few fun  leisure activities that we had during the winter when we were kids in our poor mountain villages was skiing, of course. In the 50s/60s skiing gear was really poor and simple, but enthusiasm was on fire. Between neighbor villages parochialism…

Why I wear US panties

11 April 2020

by Gunnar Zlöbl – When working for Worldloppet the ability most needed is improvisation. In 2016, during one of my first trips working for Worldloppet, I had to learn this lesson in practice. It was my first trip to the States. I just started to work as a Communication Manager for Worldloppet and of course…

Perks of traveling alone to Birkieland

10 April 2020

by Epp Paal, Worldloppet CEO -Traveling to a Worldloppet race is for many skiers more difficult than skiing the race itself. It means that good planning is important, but sometimes you just do not have time for it, or you rely too much on your travel mates. If possible, I prefer to travel in a…

Skiplanet by Worldloppet Season 2 Episode 6

9 April 2020

💥ON AIR💥 EPISODE 6 #SkiPlanetByWorldloppet Today we are following Marica to Estonia, to visit Tartu Maraton. 🇪🇪 But not only! Join our virtual trip and experience the sporty, yet bohemian spirit of the town Tartu, follow us on a canoe trip and discover the other events of the Tartu Ski Maraton family… With a quick…

When lazyness pays off

8 April 2020

Epp Paal, Worldlopept CEO – Every proper Worldloppet skier goes for a course inspection one day or two before the race, especially when it is the first time they visit that marathon. It is a ritual to stretch the legs after a long travel, testing skis on the local snow, checking out the other skiers,…

Worldloppet presents the Worldloppet Stories project

6 April 2020

Since some weeks, the entire world has been affected by the pandemic Coronavirus, that has been impacting our lives and lifestyles. At this particular moment, Worldloppet would love to take a small step to cheer spirits up, sharing stories of good memories and fun times of the slopes – sure that everything will go back…

Service in Dolomitenlauf Style

5 April 2020

By Epp Paal, Worldloppet CEO – You always remember your first times the most, whatever they are: the first school day, the first boyfriend or the first ski marathon. My first Worldloppet passport stamp was earned at Dolomitenlauf, where I headed to with two good friends of mine – the angel team- in January 2008.…

37 years to become a Worldloppet Master

4 April 2020

By Juha Viljamaa, President of the Worldloppet Ski Federation – My first Race was Finlandia Hiihto in 1979 and there I got my first stamp on my Worldloppet Passport. It was an experience to ski 75 km and survive it. My daddy was an experienced marathon skier and before the race, he gave me an…

Interview: Sport and athletes in the time of COVID-19

3 April 2020

A chat with Emanuele “Lele” Becchis, World Record holder on 100m in Free Technique at the König Ludwig Lauf Supersprint in 2019 There is no need saying that the COVID 19 pandemic situation, that is currently having half of the World population staying at home, is also having a huge impact on our daily lives.…

Fossavatnsgangan cancelled in Iceland

24 March 2020

The end of the 2019/2020 Worldloppet season The official communication of cancellation appeared yesterday night on the Fossavantsgangan’s channels, confirming that the last race of the Worldloppet 2019/2020 ski season won’t take place. Here the statement of the Organising Committee: “Dear cross country skiersDue to the Covid-19 pandemic and the expected development of the disease…

Skiplanet by Worldloppet Season 2 Episode 5 – FINLANDIA HIIHTO

19 March 2020

💥ON AIR💥 EPISODE 5 #SkiPlanetByWorldloppet This week we travel to…Lahti, Finland! A magic land where nature meets sport….let’s go and discover everything with Marika 🇫🇮❣ 👍 And be ready also for a quick trip to the Australian Kangaroo Hoppet! Don’t miss this episode AND like the #Worldloppet page to not miss any episode of #SkiPlanet…

New challenges for events and event organizers at the time of COVID – 19

18 March 2020

38th Tartu Forest Marathon to be held as a virtual run In the past weeks the pandemic diffusion of Coronavirus has been affecting all the countries in Europe forcing them to take steps to isolate the spread of the virus. Measures were taken in the different countries that affect in different ways the life of…