HomeTag Alexey Poltaranin

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2017/03/Ivo2-e1488395321609.jpg

LAHTI, Finland — Through the first seven medal races of 2017 Nordic World Championships, the hometown Finns came close. There was Niskanen was primed to pass Iversen for what appeared to be a golden performance. Instead of a cheer concluding the sprint, a collective exhale deflated the crowd: Niskanen and teammate Sami Jauhojärvi ultimately settled for bronze. While it wasn’t the result they had hoped for, it remained the 25-year-old Niskanen’s first World Championships medal. Another...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/01/Sundby_Arrivo02.jpg

Martin Johnsrud Sundby won his third-consecutive Tour de Ski by a record-breaking 3 minutes and 15 seconds and another Norwegian, Finn Hågen Krogh, bested a tight chase pack for second overall. Russian Sergey Ustiugov captured third, and Alex Harvey led the North Americans in 14th at the end of the eight-stage Tour.

Annsi Pentsinen Doogiski over at NordicXplained asked how Pentsinen’s 4.3 second win in qualification on Friday stacks up historically. Quite impressively, it turns out. That’s the second largest qualifying round winning margin for the men’s field in WC, OWG or WSC races. The only larger one was almost 10 years ago, with a 4.7 second [...] Related posts:

  1. Flashback: Kuusamo Sprint
  2. TdS Classic Sprint: North Americans
  3. Odds and Ends after Otepää

I’m continuing to pick and choose which nations in Fasterskier’s countdown to write about. The US and Canada I’ll cover later in more detail, and I’m written about Japan a fair bit in the past. A couple of comments in their write up about Kazahkstan stuck out to me. The first was the comment about [...] Related posts:

  1. Most Improved: Women’s Distance
  2. Prediction Game: Who’s Gonna Podium In Their Very Next Race?
  3. USST Preview: Liz Stephen & Morgan Arritola

I’m continuing to pick and choose which nations in Fasterskier’s countdown to write about. The US and Canada I’ll cover later in more detail, and I’m written about Japan a fair bit in the past. A couple of comments in their write up about Kazahkstan stuck out to me. The first was the comment about [...] Related posts:

  1. Most Improved: Women’s Distance
  2. Prediction Game: Who’s Gonna Podium In Their Very Next Race?
  3. USST Preview: Liz Stephen & Morgan Arritola

I’m continuing to pick and choose which nations in Fasterskier’s countdown to write about. The US and Canada I’ll cover later in more detail, and I’m written about Japan a fair bit in the past. A couple of comments in their write up about Kazahkstan stuck out to me. The first was the comment about [...] Related posts:

  1. Most Improved: Women’s Distance
  2. Prediction Game: Who’s Gonna Podium In Their Very Next Race?
  3. USST Preview: Liz Stephen & Morgan Arritola

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/davos-polt.jpg

Two weeks ago, young Alexei Poltaranin (KAZ) stood on the start line in Kuusamo wearing bib two. The race was the final event of the Ruka Triple, a World Cup mini-tour in Kuusamo, Finland. Powered by strong results in the preceding classic races, Poltaranin was in position to battle for the overall podium. And battle he did, but despite holding position through the early part of the race, he was dropped by the leaders, swallowed...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/02/relay-babs.jpg

Whistler, British Columbia – The heavy snow had stopped, and as Marcus Hellner made his way around the stadium, the clouds broke. For the first time in two days, the sun shown down on Whistler Olympic Park, revealing a golden afternoon for the Swedish men’s cross-country team. It took 22 years and a return to Canadian soil for Sweden to regain the top step of the podium in the 4x10km relay.  And for the Anders...