Sprinting with the Swedes

FasterSkierAugust 31, 2007

Non-national team skiers Ole Christian Mork and Rune Müller of Norway did very well in competition with Sweden’s best sprinters in Torsby’s ski-tunnel on-snow time-trial last week. Mork beat supersprinter Bjœrn Lind.

– It worked out very well that day and it was inspiring to be able to match a sprinter of this caliber, says Ole Christian Mork.

Has the Swedes’ level declined?
During a camp in Torsby Mork and Müller got a chance to do a workout with many of Sweden’s best sprinters. A full sprint competition with prolog and heats was on the agenda. Emil Jönsson won the event.

– I was number three in the prolog and second in the concluding final. I have either gotten a lot better or the Swedish level has declined, says Mork with a laugh.
Mork’s best sprint result is a 20th place in the Norwegian National championship. He now has a chance to ski sprint World Cup races.

– This might be the way to get a chance to race in the World Cup. I raced some good sprint races as a junior, but have not prioritized sprint training much lately, says Mork (22)

Source: Langrenn.com


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