News

  • 1 week ago

    Jim Walmsley and Alexandra Morozova won Ultravasan 90 2019

    Two world stars ran the show in the Vasaloppet Arena this Saturday morning. Jim Walmsley, USA, won Ultravasan 90 with the superior time of 5.47.28. Alexandra Morozova, Russia, won in an even more superior fashion, finishing at 7.11.07. Fredrik Eriksson, IK Akele, and Sofia Byhlinder, IFK Mora Friidrott won Ultravasan 45. Both races saw a new record number of participants.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Get ready for Ultravasan, Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten 2019

    Vasaloppet's Summer Week and the Vasaloppet year 2019 will wrap up on Saturday, August 17 with the big running day where over 6,000 people participate; both world elite runners and exercisers from 22 countries. About 2,000 run individually and 4,000 are running relay races. Many of the individual runners also hope to complete the year's Vasaloppstrippeln. Here we'll give some facts, favourites, statistics and trivia in preparation for the races.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Jim Walmsley in Ultravasan 90: “I have a good chance running for a win”

    In the sixth Ultravasan 90 this Saturday we'll see the world's foremost ultrarunner, Jim Walmsley from the US, on the starting line. Walmsley set a new 50 mile world record (80.467 km) at an invitation race in California last May and also won the The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run for the second year in a row. We got the chance to ask Walmsley, also known as the "Michael Jordan of ultrarunning", a few questions considering his participation in this year’s Ultravasan 90:

  • 2 weeks ago

    Emil Lindgren and Elisabeth Sveum won Cykelvasan 90 2019

    Emil Lindgren, Serneke Allebike MTB TEAM, and Elisabeth Sveum, Norway, won the eleventh Cykelvasan this Saturday. Both cyclists snatched their victories on the final stretch in Mora. "It feels insanely good. I've tried and tried so many times. Finally I got it," says 34-year old Säter local Emil Lindgren after being first across the finish line.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Cykelvasan 2019 – the biggest Nordic mountain bike race with over 23,000 cyclists

    Vasaloppet's Summer Week, started in 2009, has one weekend of mountain biking and one weekend of running – ten races, put together. First out is Cykelvasan, now with over 23,000 registered cyclists. The main race, Cykelvasan 90 on Saturday, is fully booked but there are still start places available in all other races for those itching to participating. Just like for our winter races, we've collected news, facts, statistics and information in preparation for Cykelvasan, the biggest Nordic mountain bike race. Follow the race live via radio or stream it online. On Sunday a 45-minute summary will be broadcast on SVT1.

  • 2 months ago

    Last year's winner ready for another Ultravasan 90

    Comrades Marathon ran in South Africa for the 94th time on Sunday, June 9. The race runs over 87 km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg and it's the world's biggest ultrarunning race with over 21,000 registered participants. Alexandra Morozova from Russia came in second after the supreme South African Gerda Steyn. Last year Alexandra Morozova won Ultravasan 90 and it's now been decided – Morozova will be back in Dalarna this summer to defend her Ultravasan 90 win on August 17.

  • 3 months ago

    Visma Ski Classics season X Calander from Livigno to Levi

    The 10thanniversary season of the Visma Ski Classics pro tour, Season X, has 12 events in total, and starts with the prologue weekend in Livingo with the pro team tempo of 15 km on November 29 followed by an mass start prologue of 35 km on December 1, 2019. The Pro Tour X ends in Northern Finland when the 70-kilometer final Ylläs-Levi takes place on April 4, 2020.

  • 3 months ago

    The world's best runner participating in Ultravasan 2019

    When the time comes for the sixth Ultravasan 90 on Saturday, August 17, we'll see the world's foremost ultrarunner, Jim Walmsley from the US, on the starting line. Walmsley, who has been called the "Michael Jordan of ultrarunning" set a new 50 mile world record (80.467 km) at an invitation race in California this past Saturday. Last year he also won the big ultrarunning race The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (161 km) with a new record time. Will Jim Walmsley also become the first American to win Ultravasan?

  • 4 months ago

    200 Top ten participants in Ultravasan 2014–2018

    Ultravasan is held this year for the sixth time on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The very first Ultravasan ran in 2014 and so far we've recorded 4,049 finishes in Ultravasan 90 and 2,734 in Ultravsan 45. Last year records were broken in three classes – only Jonas Buud's slightly amazing 5.45.08 from Ultravasan 90 2015 has stood the test of time. Do you remember who won through the years? For all trivia enthusiasts out there we've compiled the top ten results since the start!

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