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25. My Worldloppet-triathlon through the woods of the Jizera Mountains

8 June 2020

by Arne Zlöbl – First 7 km cross-country skiing My brother Tristan, a former elite skier, motivated me, a former footballplayer, to join him to the Jizerska 50 in Czech Republic. As I am open-minded for every adventure and I have had heard about super cheap and delicious Czech beer I quickly was on board.…

24. The American Birkiebeiner, 2000: The Highway Less Bladed

5 June 2020

by Ken Hundert, Birchlegger, Toronto, Canada – The night before Birkie 2000, I was on my way to Lakewoods Restaurant for pasta and pasta, with water and water and water.  A radio bulletin announced the race had been cancelled.  Ugh; this meant that treasured kick wax information earned by my experienced milling at the New…

23. Broken Hope at Bieg Piastow (2020)

3 June 2020

By Andrzej Gałaś (start number 918) – I have been taking part in the Bieg Piastów since 1994, usually the main distance of 50 km, this year at 42 km. It seemed to me that I was well prepared and expected to get less than 4 hours during the Saturday race (February 29). My well-waxing…

Kangaroo Hoppet presents the “Hoppet 2020 – Do It Your Way”

1 June 2020

Last week came the news that Kangaroo Hoppet could not take place in the current season, but the Organizing Committee didn’t waste time and proposed a valid alternative, what they call the “Hoppet 2020 – Do It Your Way”. But, what is it about? Registering to the event (for a simbolic 10$ fee), each athlete…

22. Vasaloppet China 2020 – a way to make friends all over the world!

by Torbjörn Jonsson – I started my cross-country skiing career with the Vasaloppet (11 times), continued with the Jizerská Padesatka, Marcialonga, Engadin Skimarathon, Birkebeinerrennet and Vasaloppet China 2020!Over the years have I found out that participating and having a good experience is more important than chasing a good time. With that approach, my best Vasaloppet…

Marcialonga opens registration for 2021

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…