Top Skiers Developed Asthma After Racing In Extreme Cold Conditions

FasterSkierNovember 1, 2004

Norwegian top skiers Kristian Horntvedt and Jens Arne Svartedal have developed asthma problems and are still struggling with the after-effect from racing in  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.

Masters Nationals:
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.

Over 1100 skiers participated in the 2004 Subaru Noquemanon Ski Marathon. A spectacular event in cold temperatures, however the competition was hot.


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