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Gatineau, February 21, 2010 – Although more than 20 countries were represented at this year’s Gatineau Loppet, the podium’s top rung belonged to Canadians after nearly every run. On this second and last day of competition, several hundred cross-country skiers turned out to take part in the different free style races, that is to say the 10 km, 27 km and 49 km Bell. Today’s snow conditions were fast, and the 32nd edition ended with...

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The fastest man on the 63km ski track of 39th Tartu Marathon in Estonia was Anders Aukland (with 2:59:41) from Norway. The second place belonged to Joergen Brink (2:59:42) and third to Oskar Svaerd (2:59:42), both from Sweden. Anders Aukland, the winner of the second consecutive year said that is was a difficult race and the track was very good. “I felt strong during the last kilometers and stayed up front. I had enough power,”...

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Sunday was the 5th Worldloppet in the FIS Marathon Cup Series: La Transjurassienne. Since 1979 the Transjurassienne has been held on the third Sunday in February, and prides itself not only on attracting a large number of racers, but on the great international mix of racers who come to ski in one of seven events. This year there were nearly 4000 racers from 26 nations. There are short and long classic races on Saturday, followed...

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The König Ludwig Lauf is held every year on the first weekend of February, and is known by the local people by it’s nickname, “Luggi”. It is the most popular race in Germany and this year marks it’s 38th running. It is part of the Worldloppet, Euroloppet, and DSV cross country skiing series. The race is run from Oberammergau, a small village in the Bavarian Alps of South Germany, right near the border of Austria. ...

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SWEDEN TRIUMPHS WITH SVÄRD AND HANSSON. 70KM OF SUCCESS FOR THE 37TH MARCIALONGA – In the last meters, Svärd and Ahrlin ski away from Jörgen Aukland – In the women’s race Jenny Hansson races solo – In the “Light” (45km), Antonella Confortola and Fulvio Scola prevail Trentino, Italy Sweden triumphed in the 37th Marcialonga, the men’s race won for the first time by Oskar Svärd, and the women’s race won again by Jenny Hansson. Svärd...

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The “Queen”  Universally acknowledged as one of the most popular cross-country ski race in the world, the Italian Marcialonga is ready to kick off this Sunday, the 31st of January, in the Trentino region of Italy. The 37th annual “Queen” of the Italian ski-marathons is a 70km race through the Fiemme and Fassa valleys which starts in Moena and finishes in Cavalese. The Italian Marcialonga is part of both the prestigious Worldloppet circuit and the...

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The third of ten races in the FIS Marathon Cup took place at the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains in Obertilliach, Austria.  Now in its 36th year, the Dolomitenlauf is touted as one of the first Worldloppet races and it is the largest nordic ski event to be held in Austria.  Over 2000 participants from more than 20 nations took part in the races. On Friday the Dolomitensprint, which is advertised as the oldest cross...

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The nineteenth annual Kangaroo Hoppet, Australia’s international ski marathon, was held today at Falls Creek in north-east Victoria. Rain and wind caused the races to be shortened and the main event was held over 25km instead of the usual 42km. Twenty-four year old Australian Ben Sim from Cooma won the men’s 25km event, breaking away from Thomas Diezig of Switzerland in the last 3km and winning by 40 seconds. The winning margin in the women’s...

The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Worldloppet organizers was held in Gatineau, Ottawa (CAN) on June 14th 2009. The representatives of the 15 cross-country ski marathons from Europe, America, Asia and Australia that are united under the umbrella of the Worldloppet Ski Federation were pleased to hear the annual report of the Secretary General Angelo Corradini and short reports by each event. The highlight of the meeting was that, for the first time, the...