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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…

Looking at 2021: registrations opening for all the Worldloppet races

12 March 2020

The current season is slowly fading to the end, leaving a sour taste for the many events that were forced to cancel for the different reasons. It has not been an easy season, due to the lack of snow in many countries and the current spread of the virus COVID -19, that has inducted both…

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION: Birken Skifestival cancelled due to Coronavirus

10 March 2020

Here you can find the news that was posted few minutes ago on the official website of the Norwegian race website to announce the cancellation of the race that should have taken place in 10 days: Birken Skifestival 2020 is cancelled Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the norwegian health authorities has decreed the…

44th Bieg Piastów full of records

2 March 2020

30km, 50km and 25km races of success in the snowy atmosphere of te Polish Jizera Mountains Good weather, very strong competition, unusual attendance and outstanding fight between two former world champions – the 44nd Bieg Piastow Cross Country Festival gave big fun and unforgettable emotions for thousands of skiers all over the world, who came…

Great weekend at the Demino Ski Marathon

Raul Shakirzyanov and Alena Perevozchikova on the top of the 50km podium in Rybinsk On February, 29 near Rybinsk the first race day ended with the free style 50km race of XIII. International Rostec Demino ski marathon FIS\Worldloppet. More than two thousand participants went to the start of the 50 km race, more than six…

Petter Eliassen and Lina Korsgren won Vasaloppet 2020

1 March 2020

In heavy snowfall and tough conditions Petter Eliassen, Team Ragde Eiedom, and Lina Korsgren, Team Ramudden, won the 90 km long Vasaloppet. Eliassen passed Stian Hoelgaard, Team Koteng, in the last few meters winning Vasaloppet for the second time with a winning margin of one second. The winning time was 4.25,14. Lina Korsgren skied to…