Sprint and Distance Rollerski Racing from the Sommarland Skifestival in Norway

FasterSkierJuly 2, 2019
Women’s Kanalrennet winner Therese Johaug. (Photo: Kanalrennet FaceBook)

Notable for the Norwegian names in the field, several Brits, and a lone American, a series of sprint and distance rolllerski races were held this past week in the Telemark region of Norway. Jessie Diggins of the U.S. Ski Team spent the week in Norway training with the Langrenns Rekruttlag ski team prior to the weekend’s racing. 

On Friday, organizers held a skate sprint called the Sommarlandsprinten. 

Women’s Podium

  1. Maiken Caspersen Falla, Gjerdrum IL 2:24.28
  2. Anna Svendsen, Tromsø Skiklubb +1.22
  3. Heidi Weng, BUL IL +1.41  

Women’s sprint bracket: (click bracket for large view)


Men’s Podium:

  1. Sindre Bjørnestad Skar, Bærums Verk og Hauger IF 2:14.98
  2. Pål Trøan Aune, Steinkjer Skiklubb +0.22
  3. Andrew Young, Storbritannia +1.26

Men’s Sprint Bracket: (click bracket for large view)


Sunday featured the Kanalrennet, a 50-kilometer classic rollerski race with the women’s event won by the high turnover queen Therese Johaug. Diggins placed fifth in the women’s field. Athletes raced twice around a 25 k loop, featuring three climbs per lap. 

Women’s Results:


Men’s Top-30 Results:


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