Languages: Finnish
Birth place: Luhalahti
Residence: Luhalahti
Skis: Madshus
Boots: Madshus
Education: Studying in high school
Ski Club: Ikaalisten Urheilijat
National Coach: Matti Haavisto
Personal Coach: Haavisto Matti

    • Lähteenmäki lived in the country and helped a lot his father on a farm
    • She started skiing with her older sister and has been skiing all her life, but more actively from year 2003 onwards. That year she also started to work with personal coach Matti Haavisto, and still is
    • Important milestone on her athlete career was moving to Vuokatti, some 500 km from her home, for sports high school in 2006
    • In Finland, Lähteenmäki was known as great talent already in her junior years
    • Her first international success came in 2007 when she won Nordic Junior Championships (U18) gold medal
    • At the Finnish national level her breakthrough season happened in 2008-9, when she debuted at World Championships in Liberec
    • Season 2009-10 started with recovering from mycoplasma infection, but had a debut at Olympic Games as highlight
    • At season 2010-11 she surprised many with her solid performances from race to race, including her first ever podium finish in Oberhof during Tour de Ski and winning team sprint and relay medals in World Championships in Oslo 2011
    • Lahteenmaki has become a valuable member of the Finnish team and with Riikka Sarasoja-Lilja won bronze medal in the team sprint free in Val di Fiemme 2013


    • Lähteenmäki spent her childhood in Ikaalinen, countryside some 230 km from Helsinki
    • Already as child she was helping her dad with various farm work - “I believe that is where my strength and guts come from”, Lähteenmäki says
    • Strength and guts were also needed in the years before sports high school as her distance to school was 52 km one way
    • Lähteenmäki has done a lot of other sports in her youth – and pretty much also everything else, which was possible in Ikaalinen.
    • Orienteering is still close to Lähteenmäki’s heart, and her annual highlight is running the first leg in Venla relay for Kyrös-Rasti
    • In summer 2011, she challenged herself to compete in 100 m and 800 m track events. Her running shape was proven good, as she clocked 13,67 in 100 m and respectively 2.09,63 in 800m
    • She graduated from Vuokatti sports high school in 2010, and chose to focus full time in cross-country skiing since
    • Lähteenmäki, whose nickname is Ripe, also moved from Vuokatti back to southern Finland, currently living in Kuortane with her boyfriend
    • On her free time she likes to play with her dog Carla 




Latest World Cup Results

1687312.03.2016Overall StandingsSki Tour CanadaCANWorld Cup414.60
1685321.02.2016Skiathlon7.5km/7.5km C/FLahtiFINWorld Cup1072.22
1685220.02.2016SP F FinalLahtiFINWorld Cup14
1685220.02.2016SP F QualLahtiFINQualification720.72
1684614.02.201610 km F MstFalunSWEWorld Cup1646.34
1684513.02.20165 km CFalunSWEWorld Cup845.54
1684311.02.2016SP C FinalStockholmSWEWorld Cup12
1684311.02.2016SP C QualStockholmSWEQualification1315.07
1683907.02.201630 km C MstOsloNORWorld Cup780.18
1683503.02.2016SP C FinalDrammenNORWorld Cup4
1683503.02.2016SP C QualDrammenNORQualification222.22
1682423.01.201610 km FNove Mesto na MoraveCZEWorld Cup1030.96
1681110.01.20169 km F PursuitVal di Fiemme (FIS Tour de Ski)ITAStage World Cup899.32
1681110.01.2016Overall StandingsFIS Tour de SkiFISWorld Cup845.99
1681009.01.201610 km C MstVal di Fiemme (FIS Tour de Ski)ITAStage World Cup413.87
1680908.01.20165 km FToblach (FIS Tour de Ski)ITAStage World Cup1224.24
1680706.01.201610 km C MstOberstdorf (FIS Tour de Ski)GERStage World Cup1492.80
1680605.01.2016SP C FinalOberstdorf (FIS Tour de Ski)GERStage World Cup9
1680605.01.2016SP C QualOberstdorf (FIS Tour de Ski)GERQualification1671.99
1680403.01.20165 km F PursuitLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIStage World Cup736.41
1680302.01.201615 km C MstLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIStage World Cup1084.85
1680201.01.2016SP F FinalLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIStage World Cup14
1680201.01.2016SP F QualLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIQualification1541.42
1679020.12.201510 km CToblachITAWorld Cup213.74
1678919.12.2015SP F FinalToblachITAWorld Cup12
1678919.12.2015SP F QualToblachITAQualification1833.57
1678313.12.2015SP F FinalDavosSUIWorld Cup18
1678313.12.2015SP F QualDavosSUIQualification2156.38
1678212.12.201515 km FDavosSUIWorld Cup942.61
1677505.12.2015Skiathlon7.5km/7.5km C/FLillehammerNORWorld Cup1598.36
1676929.11.201510 km C PursuitRukaFINStage World Cup836.17
1676929.11.2015Overall StandingsRukaFINWorld Cup826.87
1676828.11.20155 km FRukaFINStage World Cup1953.11
1676727.11.2015SP C FinalRukaFINStage World Cup11
1676727.11.2015SP C QualRukaFINQualification636.72