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Discussion: marathon

in: Sudden; Sudden > 2021-03-06

Mar 6, 2021 11:48 PM # 
nice! how does that compare to your best marathon running time?
Mar 7, 2021 12:19 AM # 
20 min but (aside from my back) most importantly, enjoyable the entire time...
Mar 7, 2021 12:27 AM # 
Nice work! I went to Highlands today and was wondering if you'd be here. Mono is a great choice.
Mar 8, 2021 12:31 AM # 
not sure mono will survive the upcoming week so wanted to go there one last time.
Mar 8, 2021 12:55 AM # 
I'm mulling over trying to get there some afternoon (or morning) this week. Gah I should probably go in a morning.
Mar 8, 2021 12:56 AM # 
What did you think of the 30km and 50km races at worlds?
Mar 8, 2021 12:58 PM # 
TJ is so strong. Frida beat her in the 30k at Holmenkollen last year so I know she and Ebba had some hopes to at least be abit closer but not a chance. Especially not on a course that basically is one super long uphill. Men's race was a bit anticlimactic. It looks like Bolsh is trying to force Klaebo out and then Klaebo runs over his pole. Rules says first person has the right away and there has been a few similar cases this year when the first person has done what Bolsh did without consequences. Unsportsmanlike by the Russian but within the rules what it looks like. But idk. Race incident or obstruction from Klaebo? I like Klaebo so personally I would like him to get the gold. I was more happy that Burman did his best race in a championship and that a Swedish 20 year old placed 12th.
Mar 8, 2021 1:52 PM # 
Was chatting with skiers last night and we both thought that TJ reminded us of a certain German/Spainish skier who also skied that hard from the gun. Hopefully she's stayed away from certain lip balms!

Technically Bolsh skied over his down pole, but Klaebo knocked his arm into him. Bolsh is becoming a good ski villian.

Andrew Musgrave in the top 10 is super impressive by the Brit!
Mar 8, 2021 2:05 PM # 
Yeah Bolsh put his pole between his legs. I think this decision to DQ Klaebo will change how the finish line tactics work. Something has gotta change. Hey maybe interval start and perhaps let them settle it on the course and not in which lane you choose perhaps?

Remember what happened at Worlds two years ago?

In the words of Boney M "Oh those Russians"
Mar 8, 2021 3:54 PM # 
Just being the messenger here but jury said film showed Klaebo causing Bolsh to break his pole and I am sure they studied the footage very carefully. I agree though that it looks like he did on it own accord, but again, he would probably not have done that if Klaebo hadn't been were he was but again did Bolsh have to go that far wide? Could Klaebo taken the corner with a sharper angle? It is a mess. Most skiers prefer a wide turn because they can then skate step a lot more and get higher speed. Another mess.
Mar 8, 2021 5:16 PM # 
Also the whole Bolsh battle with the Finn earlier this year and the tackle after the line, guess the technical committee has some additional work to do.
I trust the Engadin races are the final for the WC?
Mar 8, 2021 5:53 PM # 
yeah I'm not sure why there wasn't a medium term ban from racing for that.

Mar 8, 2021 6:02 PM # 
That's the thing. Mäki did in Lahti what Bolsh did yesterday and no consequence so Bolsh learned a lesson. Bolsh did break a pole back then too, trying to hit the Finn. He was more successful when he used his body.
Another 30k/50k next week, and that as a pursuit. Last races.

Edit: Hammer posted video of what I tried to explain with words before I hit submit. Agree that a harsher punishment was warranted.
Mar 8, 2021 6:26 PM # 
Yeah I can't believe they gave Bolsh a warning with that.
Mar 8, 2021 7:13 PM # 
and here we are talking about the finish chute shite and not about the great Canadian results.
Mar 8, 2021 7:56 PM # 
Good point! I hope you told Emma many stories about racing against Katherine Stewart-Jones' father.
Mar 8, 2021 8:18 PM # 
I have not but thanks for the suggestion. ;-)
Mar 10, 2021 6:44 AM # 
Norway: 9/12 gold; 18/36 medals
Sweden: 2/12 gold; 7/36 medals
7 nations with medals.

Is O more international than nordic skiing in terms of medal haul?
Mar 10, 2021 1:04 PM # 
Not sure. Only Swe, Nor and Bolshunov took ind medals. Two countries win 75% of the medals. 7 nations in total. Should have been 8 hadn't Diggins peaked too early in the season but that's part of it. Without having checked I guess Swe/Nor/Sui win vast majority of medals at WOC and guessing France and Finland also win some but any more than that?
Mar 10, 2021 2:28 PM # 
No Diggins slander please!
I guess both the Germans and Italians are rebuilding and there's no single Estonian or Polish skier doing amazing on their own right now.
Mar 10, 2021 2:56 PM # 
Slander? You think she was at the height of her capacity at World's? Tour de Ski win had a price but perhaps that was something she knew could happen. What do I know. I am a big fan but I am sure she did not expect to not win a single medal. She is after all the only one who has beaten TJ this year.
Mar 11, 2021 2:28 AM # 
Teasing Hans, don't worry, I'm a huge Diggins fan as well, she's incredibly fun to watch. She has a great write up about World here, the American ski team sounds like it would be a blast to be part of:
Mar 11, 2021 12:24 PM # 
Agree, the US team seems to be the team that have the most fun.

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