Norwegian top skiers Kristian Horntvedt and Jens Arne Svartedal have developed asthma problems and are still struggling with the after-effect from racing inÂ extreme cold conditions at last years Norwegian championship at Bardufoss.
– I had no problems with the cold temperatures in Bardufoss, but I got sick a few days after I got home says Horntvedt to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten
Super Tour: COLERAINE, Minn. (Jan. 18) – Bitter, biting cold and wind (-15 F., -35 wind chill) forced a four-hour delay in SuperTour races Sunday at Mount Itasca before U.S. Development Team skier Chris Cook (Rhinelander, WI) and Norwegian college student Sigrid Aas skied off with the freestyle-technique races. http://www.fasterskier.com/racing.php?id=825
The Men’s and Women’s Pursuit race were held at Master Nationals in Marquette, Michigan on Tuesday. A few inches of new snow and a chilling 3-4 degrees Fahrenheit met the men’s category for the 10 AM start. It had warmed up (slightly) for the women’s 11.30 start. http://www.fasterskier.com/news.php?id=829
Over 1100 skiers participated in the 2004 Subaru Noquemanon Ski Marathon. A spectacular event in cold temperatures, however the competition was hot.