Northug vs. Hellner to meet on track and field stadiums in Oslo and Stockholm

17 May 2011 07:35

Duel between the two Cross-Country stars could happen on an track and field track during the upcoming athletics meetings in Oslo and Stockholm.

According to the website of Swedish television SVT the dual should take place in Oslo on June 9 and on July 29 in Stockholm during Diamond League meetings. The clash has not been confirmed yet, but organizers seem to be on the right way to get the Norwegian and Swedish Cross-Country stars on an athletic track.

Thousands of Norwegian and Swedish spectators will have the pleasure of seeing athletics stars Usain Bolt, Andreas Thorkildsen, Kenenisa Bekele but also a rollerski duel between Petter Northug and Marcus Hellner on a distance to be determined.

Marcus Hellner trained in Portugal with Sweden’s national team at the first training camp of the season. Petter Northug got ill and had to return home to Norway from the Norwegian training camp on the Canary Islands earlier than expected. Once back at home he took time to give some press conferences where he revealed goals for the next season: Overall World Cup, Tour de Ski and probably Vasaloppet. Northug also said he would train as often as possible at home with his brothers Tomas and Even.

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