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  • 2 days ago

    Facts, statistics, news and trivia ahead of Vasaloppet 2024

    The 100th Vasaloppet! The start is in Sälen on Sunday, March 3 at 08:00. Millions of TV viewers worldwide can follow the race, which was fully booked already in March 2023. There are a record number of foreign participants, the age limit for participation has been lowered, there will be an opening ceremony before the start, and participants will experience an additional historical checkpoint between Risberg and Evertsberg. Here are all the conditions for this year's edition of the world's largest long-distance ski race.

  • 5 days ago

    Vasaloppet has opened registration for Vasaloppet 2025

    For the first time ever, registration for next year's Vasaloppet opened before this year's race even started! This means that you can sign up for the 101st Vasaloppet and the other 13 ski races in Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2025 today.

  • 6 days ago

    Kati Roivas won Tjejvasan 2024

    Tjejvasan 2024 took place this Saturday with a 30 km long-distance race in classic technique from Oxberg to Mora, Sweden. After a fast race from the start and a morning full of action, the 30-kilometer-long Ski Classics Challengers event saw Kati Roivas, Team Eksjöhus, winning Tjejvasan with outstanding performance and a sprint finish. With the victory, Roivas becomes the first Finnish skier to win the traditional Swedish event.

  • 1 week ago

    Everything ahead of Tjejvasan 2024

    The Tjejvasan start will take place on Saturday, February 24, at 09:00, setting off the world's largest ski race exclusively for women, covering 30 km from Oxberg to Mora. This year's race, the 36th Tjejvasan, has attracted 6,400 registered participants so far. Tjejvasan is now classified as a Challenger race within Ski Classics and it has a competition class for both seniors (D21) and juniors (D17–20). Starting from this year, you can participate in Tjejvasan's recreational class from the year you turn 11 (born in 2013). Sveriges Television will broadcast Tjejvasan live, and for those eager to ski thirty delightful kilometres, it's just a matter of signing up, which you can do until the day of the race. Here are all the conditions ahead of Tjejvasan 2024.

  • 1 week ago

    Counties and nations – statistics ahead of Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2024

    At 09:00 on Friday, February 23, the first participants will set off on the trail in Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2024. The first race is Vasaloppet 30, which is 30 km long, and it's followed by 12 other races with distances ranging from 9 to 90 kilometres before the 100th Vasaloppet in history takes place on "Vasaloppet Sunday," March 3. Currently, over 57,800 participants are registered – from 67 different nations.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Who will win Vasaloppet and Tjejvasan 2024?

    The Ski Classics season has reached its "midpoint." The eighth race, Jizerská50 in the Czech Republic, scheduled for Sunday, February 11, has been cancelled. This means that Ski Classics' next two races will take place in Grönklitt, followed by the Ski Classics Challenger race Tjejvasan on February 24. On March 3, it's time for the highlight of the year, the 100th Vasaloppet. All these races will be broadcast live on Sveriges Television. But who will emerge victorious? Here is a brief overview of the current situation.

  • 1 month ago

    Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2024 approaching 60,000 registered participants – several races are filling up

    With three weeks left until the first race in this winter's big event, Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2024, there is significant interest in registering for the 14 races. Öppet Spår Sunday will soon reach its limit with 10,000 registered participants, and the 100th Vasaloppet has been fully booked for a long time. "It feels fantastic that the races are starting to fill up, and we look forward to welcoming 60,000 participants to a joyful celebration in the Vasaloppet Arena," says Johan Eriksson, CEO of Vasaloppet.

  • 2 months ago

    How participants' skis are tested for fluorine wax during Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2024

    There is now a complete ban on fluorinated waxes in ski races sanctioned by the International Ski Federation and the Swedish Ski Federation. The rule applies to all 14 races during the Vasaloppet Winter Week 2024, both for elite skiers and recreational participants. "We will conduct random checks at the start and finish and offer the opportunity to test skis before the races. Our goal is to help everyone ski without fluorine in the Vasaloppet Arena," says Tommy Höglund, Sport Manager at Vasaloppet.

  • 2 months ago

    Neil in Australia, which race are you going to ski in Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2024?

    In the 100th Vasaloppet, almost 4,500 of the registered participants right now represent nations other than Sweden, which looks to be a new record. Over the years, around fifty Australians have participated in Vasaloppet. Seven Australians are on the start list for 2024. Here, one of them, Neil Wylie from Mount Lofty, 150 kilometers from Brisbane, tells us why Vasaloppet is on his bucket list.

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