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Challengers Janteloppet This Weekend In Norway

The Ski Classics Challengers event Janteloppet is a 20km long-distance race in freestyle technique this Saturday, April 8, in Hafjell, Norway.

Photo: Janteloppet

Janteloppet is a unique 20km skiing race created by the legendary traditional cross-country skier and Pro Tour athlete Petter Northug Jr, Team Northug Crucible. The event joins the Ski Classics Challengers calendar to celebrate its 6th edition on April 8, 2023.

The mass start race brings together the World’s top skiers, young talents, enthusiasts, recreational skiers, and Easter tourists. Janteloppet delivers fun, memorable moments and competitive spirit in equal proportions.

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to be joining the Ski Classics Challengers circuit:

“Being part of the Ski Classics Challengers is a unique opportunity for Janteloppet to become the largest cross-country ski race held on Easter,” and continues:

“Scheduled at the end of the season, Janteloppet provides an exciting opportunity for both elite and recreational athletes to challenge themselves and joy with its unique track features while enjoying the Easter sunshine in Hafjell, Norway.”

Besides Petter Northug himself, several stars from Ski Classics Pro Tour, traditional cross-country skiing, and biathlon will be on the starting line.

“I have long thought about how a ski race can be made even more exciting and engaging for athletes and the public. Janteloppet is a unique opportunity for me to realize this vision, to create a ski race that appeals to both top athletes and the public, and that engages and inspires new generations to invest in cross-country skiing,” says Northug. 

Some athletes and personalities on the start list:

  • Petter Northug, Team Northug Crucible
  • Andreas Nygaard, Team Ragde Charge
  • Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus
  • Kristine Stavås Skistad, won the last four sprint races in the World Cup
  • Even Northug, Norwegian National Sprint Team
  • William Poromaa, Swedish National Team
  • James Clugnet, British National Team
  • Sturla Holm Lægreid, biathlete
  • Eirik Mysen, Team Aker Dæhlie
  • Lucas Boegl, German National Team
  • Emil Gukild, NRK
  • Pimp Lotion, rapper and cross-country skier
  • Magnus Waaler, elite runner

Janteloppet 2023 will take place this Saturday, April 8, and offers a 20km race on both classic and freestyle technique, with the skating race being part of the Ski Classics Challengers calendar.

Janteloppet Flyer. Image: © Janteloppet

Janteloppet – Ski Classics Challengers

Course Map & Profile

Janteloppet Course Map & Profile. Image: © Janteloppet

Janteloppet program, start lists, live results, and final standings can be followed here when available. 

You can find more information about the event here.

As Janteloppet is a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes could collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective gender. 

Everyone participating in Ski Classics, Pro Tour or Challengers events, recreational and professional skiers, can connect their profile to the results database of Ski Classics, called MyPages.

MyPages can be connected when subscribing to Ski Classics online community In the profile, you can view your Ski Classics event results, collect pins, print diplomas, and analyze your results with friends in the SC ranking system. In your profile, you collect points according to your performance and are rewarded with pins and diplomas.

One of the central features of MyPages is that you get your global SC ranking. The SC Ranking is a live updated international ranking, unique in combining women and men, professional and recreational skiers in one single list.

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