a.k.a. Big Esto

Languages: English, Estonian
Birth place: Toronto, Ontario
Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Skis: Fischer
Boots: Fischer
Education: University
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Longboarding
Ski Club: Team Hardwood
National Coach: Justin Wadsworth
Othersports: Table tennis

    At 23 years of age, Len has emerged as another one of Canada’s great young cross-country skiers after winning a silver and two bronze medals on the World Cup in 2012. The youngest member of the Canadian World Cup Team, Len is a two-time Canadian National Sprint Champion. Len was accepted to the National Team Development Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. (2007-08) and he has trained at the Pierre Harvey National Team Development Centre (CNEPH) in Mont Ste. Anne, Que. The sprint specialist also enjoyed a solid 2010-11 season where he finished ninth at a World Cup Sprint, and 15th at the World Championships in Oslo, Norway. With his most successful season behind him, and the fast approaching Sochi Olympics on the horizon, Len enters his second year on the Canadian World Cup Team with commitment and purpose to reach his potential as an elite skier.


    Len’s Nordic heritage (Estonian/Swedish) introduced him to cross-country skiing as his parent’s would haul him around ski trails in a backpack as an infant. After getting involved in youth programs at his home club, his progression through the Jackrabbit and Development Team programs at Hardwood helped to prepare him for his journey as a cross-country skier. Len is very grateful to his parents who have supported him since the beginning, his home club, Hardwood, for believing in him, and his coaches and teammates who have helped motivate him to be the best athlete he can be.
    Len participated in many sports as a youngster and by the time he was 17, he excelled in two sports in particular: mountain biking and cross-country skiing. That year (2006) Len had the distinction of being named to the provincial teams in both sports. Soon after, Len realized that a decision had to be made, as to which sport he would focus on. He chose cross-country skiing and has never wavered in pursuit of achieving his Olympic dream.


    Website: http://lvaljas.blogspot.com/

Latest World Cup Results

1650611.03.2015SP C FinalDrammenNORWorld Cup14
1650611.03.2015SP C QualDrammenNORQualification1937.58
1650207.03.2015SP F FinalLahtiFINWorld Cup48
1650207.03.2015SP F QualLahtiFINQualification4853.47
1648114.02.2015SP C FinalOestersundSWEWorld Cup13
1648114.02.2015SP C QualOestersundSWEQualification1822.42
1646024.01.2015SP F FinalRybinskRUSWorld Cup42
1646024.01.2015SP F QualRybinskRUSQualification4296.83
1645317.01.2015SP C FinalOtepääESTWorld Cup45
1645317.01.2015SP C QualOtepääESTQualification4573.48
1644206.01.2015SP F FinalVal Mustair (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIStage World Cup28
1644206.01.2015SP F QualVal Mustair (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIQualification2049.80
1644004.01.201515 km C PursuitOberstdorf (FIS Tour de Ski)GERStage World Cup83155.42
1643903.01.20154 km F PrologueOberstdorf (FIS Tour de Ski)GERStage World Cup5146.85
1642621.12.2014SP F FinalDavosSUIWorld Cup18
1642621.12.2014SP F QualDavosSUIQualification1222.09
1641914.12.2014SP F FinalDavosSUIWorld Cup13
1641914.12.2014SP F QualDavosSUIQualification1023.98
1641207.12.201415 km C PursuitLillehammerNORStage World Cup7187.73
1641207.12.2014Overall StandingsLillehammerNORWorld Cup7152.87
1641106.12.201410 km FLillehammerNORStage World Cup5749.02
1641005.12.2014SP F FinalLillehammerNORStage World Cup45
1641005.12.2014SP F QualLillehammerNORQualification4562.83
1640429.11.2014SP C FinalRukaFINWorld Cup39
1640429.11.2014SP C QualRukaFINQualification3954.94