Vasaloppet celebrated 90th edition

12 March 2014 14:30
A packed field at the start of Vasaloppet
A packed field at the start of Vasaloppet -
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One of the most well-known Cross-Country races celebrated its 90th edition as Sweden’s Vasaloppet welcomed 14,611 skiers for the start of the traditional race on 2nd March 2014.

The top of the standings was dominated by Norwegians as John Kristian Dahl won the men’s race. It was a close finish as Dahl edged teammate Joan Kjolstad by three seconds and topped three-time Vasaloppet champion Jorgen Brink by five seconds.

On the ladies' side it was Norwegian Laila Kveli repeating as the champion. Conditions were difficult for all skiers as the Organisers battled unseasonably warm temperatures and worked day and night to ensure the course would be ready for the massive field.

To view all results from the 90th Vasaloppet race, visit www.vasaloppet.se

 
Engadin Ski Marathon

On 9th March 2014 in Switzerland, the 46th edition of the famous Engadin Ski Marathon saw a field of 12,000 athletes participating in the yearly event. It was Norway and Finland who dominated the 42km race with Anders Glöersen and Riita Liisa Roponen taking victory with a time of 1:35:05 and 1:38:39 respectively.

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