Marcus HELLNER

START OF SPORTING CAREER

•Marcus Hellner started with Cross-Country skiing at an early age.
•His parents were both active in local athletics
•Hellner did a variety of sports including football and tennis but skiing was his true passion
•At the age of 13 he won a district championships in Västergötland
•He entered the ski high school in Gällivare and have lived there ever since

CAREER

•First World Cup appearance in Borlänge in March 2006
•In Canmore in 2008 he made the top 10 in an individual competition for the first time
•First World Cup win in Gällivare in the in 2008/2009 season
•Personal highlights so far gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games 2010 in skiathlon and relay, 2011 Sprint World Champion
•Double silver medalist at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the relay in 2011 and 2013
•Second place FIS Tour de Ski 2012

PERSONAL

•In 2010 Marcus Hellner participated in the main event of the 2010 World Series of Poker
•He grew up in the south of Sweden but moved to Gällivare in the north of Sweden to have better training possibilities
•Marcus Hellner, who is by nature a calm person, is one of the people who can give it all but then can even go beyond his limits in the races
•In his honor the Cross-Country stadium in Gällivare is named after him - “Hellnerstadium”. Also the final climb on the sprint course in Oslo bears his name and is called “Hellnerbakken”.
•His hobbies are poker, hunting, and fishing

QUICK LINKS

Website: www.marcushellner.se