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Marcialonga opens registration for 2021

1 June 2020

Early bird for Worldloppet skiers only, from June 3: your chance to enter the race Summer is coming and the winter season and snow seem to be far away from now, but this is the right moment to plan the next stages on cross-country skis, and among them, Marcialonga cannot be missed on January 31! The…

21. Fossavatnsgangan – that’s easy for you to say!

29 May 2020

by Jon K Amundson – We arrived in Iceland with only the minimal website information on this first week of May Ski Marathon in 2014. It is the oldest and largest cross-country ski race in Iceland, dating from 1935 and continuous since 1956. All we knew was that it was 50/25 kilometers in distance, just…

The Tartu Marathon offers another international virtual sport experience…on wheels!

28 May 2020

The Tartu Rattaralli will take place “from your home” from May 29th to June 14th It seems pretty clear by now: nothing is stopping events, neither social distancing – events just get reinvented and assume a shape that permits them to bring people together. This is especially the case of the Tartu Marathon summer events.…

20. Frost in Tartu in 1996

27 May 2020

by Stanislaw Grabowski, Worldloppet Master nr 1844 – Winter 1995/96: we have been travelling from Cracow to Tartu by train. In Estonia we were welcomed by a harsh frost, but after finding our rooms, we went directly to warm up already on the skis. During the following days in the morning temperature was minus 32…

19. Finding Love at Vasaloppet China 2005

25 May 2020

by Ernst Aberger & Carina Hammarstrand – On December 28th, 2004 a group from Swedish Sya Ski Club started a trip to Beijing and Vasaloppet China 2005. The group included us – Ernst Aberger and Carina Hammarstrand, completely unaware of each other and what significance China 2005 would have for our future lives. Vasaloppet China…

Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 cancelled – the OC proposes an alternative

23 May 2020

Read the official communication of the Kangaroo Hoppet Organising Committee on May, 22nd “Well, we have some bad news and then we have some good news. The bad news is, we will not be staging the 30th Kangaroo Hoppet at Falls Creek in 2020. The Organising Committee has delayed this decision as long as possible,…

18. Mirjo’s Worldloppet Story

22 May 2020

by Mirjo Koit – My story begins with questions: How does passion form? How does a passion turn into dreams? How to move towards fulfilling them? Everyone can find their own answers to these questions. Today I am once again filled with great emotions. Handling it all has been a challenge because I have recently…

17. I’ve been so many places

20 May 2020

by Jay Wiener, 16 x Worldloppet Master – Leon Russell’s “A Song For You” starts, “I’ve been so many places in my life and time…” The accumulation of sixteen Worldloppet Masters has, similarly, seen me visiting plentiful places. After completing my second race — the final Finlandia from Hämeenlinna to Lahti — I met a…

ČEZ Jizerská 50 Opens Registration for 2021

Registrations opened right Fifty Years after the Peru 1970 Expedition, to commemorate the climbers “To commemorate the Peru expedition we launch registrations for the 54th edition of the Jizerská 50 race precisely fifty years after a group of climbers set out for Lima in Peru to travel under the summit of Huascarán” This is the…

16. The real New Year’s fairytale

18 May 2020

by Valentin Borisov, Russia – Changchun City January 2, 2015 conducted a ski marathon for 12 times, but for the first time this happened under the flag of the Worldloppet alliance. The track – 50 km, 2 laps of 25 km, classic style. The weather was sunny, air temperature at night was minus 21 degrees C, during…

15. Hey buddies, we will bring you those medals 😊

15 May 2020

by Josef Sklenar – It’s been a while since I finished this legendary race almost in the dark. Today, when I can finally hold my computer mouse, let’s take a look back on how did that go from my purely amateur perspective? First of all, I have to admit that this year’s Jizerská 50 turned…

14. Three mistakes on the way to La Transjurassienne 2010

13 May 2020

by Jim Whalen 2 x Worldloppet Gold Master – I registered for the February 13, 2010 La Transjurassienne classic race. This would be my fourth Worldloppet race, but only my second time travelling overseas for a race.  I still had a lot to learn.  I had travelled for a work meeting in Nashville on Monday…