Biathlon skier Ole Einar Bjorndalen has decided to also race regular cross country this season. The goal is the 15-k freestyle at Worlds in Sapporo, Japan reports Norwegian broadcasting, NRK.
– It’s very easy to participate in cross country skiing. You are either skiing fast, or you are not skiing fast enough. You’ll make the team if you are skiing fast enough, says Bjorndalen.
Bjorndalen won five Olympic gold medals in Biathlon at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City and is the most winning biathlon skier ever. He was 5th in the 30-k cross country in 2002. He has an 11th from Worlds. His goal is to show that he can place in the top.
– I believe I have a chance to make the podium if I have a good day, says Bjorndalen
He recently raced 13 seconds faster in a time-trial as he did in the same test last year.
Source: Norwegian newspaper http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=130561