Fredrik Aukland (26) played an important role in the Swedish Vasaloppet last season when he skied to support his two older brothers in their attempt to become the first Norwegians in more than three decades to win the World’s most prestigious marathon race. Fredrik’s job was to carry feed bottles and help them if they got behind or in trouble. He wasn’t doing this from the sidelines but by racing in front, next to them or right behind for as long as he could handle the grueling pace in the lead pack. He is now getting ready to focus on his own racing season.
I did a workout with Fredrik this week and met him for lunch and asked him some questions afterwards: