Frode Estil, Olympic and World Cross-Country Champion, warns ambitious young skiers against dropping their education in favor of sports.
Even though there may be good money to make in Cross-Country, Frode Estil (31) is in no doubt when claiming: Cross-Country skiers should combine their skiing with education.
– As a skier you have plenty of time to combine skiing and education. There is quite a risk in dropping out of school for a sport where payments are based on your results. I have been a full-time skier only the last 2 – 3 years of my carrier, says the 31 year old 2002 Olympic Champion.