Jizerská Padesatka

Snowy magic at this year’s Jizerska 50

Perfect conditions: snow, sunshine and great atmosphere

There was fear of cancellation or consistent modifications also for the Czech Jizerska 50 in the past weeks: few snow-falls during the current season and the fear to get the already prepared tracks destroyed by the last weeks’ rains. The Organizing Committee had already everything set for plan b – a race in circuits – but this time weather graced them and 3 days of snow, bringing around 80 cm fresh snow in the highest points, saved the situation and guaranteed for a great weekend of events.

Many big protagonists on the track during the weekend, amongst them Czech celebrities Katarina Smutna and Stanislav Řezáč and Olympic champion Petter Northug also taking part to Marcialonga on Sunday, January 26th and his brother Even, that captured victory on the final stretch in the 4th edition of Benzina Sprint on Friday night.

Today’s Elite Visma Ski Classics race was very energic and the fight for the podium was intense until the last meter: Norwegian domain of Anders Nygaard in front of team-mates Oskar Kardin and Petter Eliassen, all from Magnar Dalen’s Team Ragde. In the women’s field Swedish victory for Britta Johansson Norgren, followed by Emilie Fleten at her first podium and Lina Korsgren, already 3rd classified at Marcialonga 2020.

Big satisfaction not only in the elite race but above all amongst amateurs, facing the 50km amongst the forest of the Jizera Mountains

“Beautiful day, perfect weather, perfect tracks, so happy to be here and to have one more stamp” Henrik, enthusiastic passport holder coming to the race from Germany, and like him, many other show their satisfaction with big smiles on their faces.

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This is all from the 2020 Jizerska, Worldloppet gives you appointment next week for the Estonian Tartu Marathon anniversary hike and the Canadian Gatineau Loppet!

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