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Karolina Hedenström: “A Big Thank You To Britta”

Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team, is having a solid Ski Classics Season XIV and last weekend conquered her first podium in the Pro Tour. Let’s find out what the Swedish Pro Tour athlete says about the second place at Jizerská50.

Photo: Jakub Nedbal/Jizerská50

Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team, is happy to get her first-ever Pro Tour podium at Jizerská50.

Karolina started Ski Classics Season XIV with a strong form with 9th place at Bad Gastein Criterium, 6th at La Venosta Criterium, 12th at Pustertaler Ski Marathon, 10th at Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, 6th at Engadin La Diagonela, 9th at Marcialonga, and finally started the second part of the season with an impressive 2nd place at Jizerská50. Furthermore, she is leading the Youth bib competition.

Hedenström was super happy at the finish line in the Czech Republic:

“I had a really strong feeling since when I came back from Marcialonga, and I’ve just been taking it easy at home, training and chilling out,” and continues.

“Today, I felt really strong all the way from the start. I was late for the start, and I almost missed that. But I guess it seems that it’s the key for me, so I’m going to be late for the start next time as well, I think,” and laughs when interviewed for SC Play

Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team, during Jizerská50 last weekend. Photo: Jakub Nedbal/Jizerská50.

The Lager 157 Ski Team’s athlete is leading the Youth bib competitions and looks forward to that.

“This was one of my main goals for the season, so I guess I just have to go home and keep doing good work and try to keep in good shape until next weekend.”

You are in the footsteps of Britta Johansson Norgren. How does it feel to be now on the podium?

“That’s actually one of the reasons why I felt so good; it was because of her. I met her a couple of times at home the past week and got some good tips from her and always felt very safe and confident when I am with Britta, so I want to say a big thank you to her!” concludes Karolina Hedenström

You can read more about Karolina Hedenström in an earlier season article here on 

Karolina Hedenström: “Britta Is Probably My Biggest Role Model”

Watch Here The Complete Interview with Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team:

Next up in Ski Classics Season XIV is Grönklitt Criterium and Grönklitt ITT on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. The events mark the ninth and tenth Ski Classics stages this season.

The Season XIV of Ski Classics Pro Tour consists of 14 events on 10 event weekends in 6 different countries. 

Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XIV (2022/2023)

  • Event 1: December 10, 2022 – Bad Gastein PTT, Bad Gastein, Austria, 15km
  • Event 2: December 11, 2022 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Bad Gastein, Austria, 35km
  • Event 3: December 17, 2022 – La Venosta Criterium, Val Venosta, Italy, 36km 
  • Event 4: January 14, 2023 – Pustertaler Ski Marathon, Sexten, Italy, 62km
  • Event 5: January 15, 2023 – Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, Niederdorf, Italy, 32km
  • Event 6: January 21, 2023 – Engadin La Diagonela, Engadin Valley, Switzerland, 48km 
  • Event 7: January 29, 2023 – Marcialonga, Trentino, Italy, 70km
  • Event 8: February 12, 2023 – Jizerská50, Bedřichov, Czech Republic, 50km
  • Event 9: February 18, 2023 – Grönklitt Criterium, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 50km
  • Event 10: February 19, 2023 – Grönklitt ITT, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 15km
  • Event 11: March 5, 2023 – Vasaloppet, Sälen-Mora, Sweden, 90km
  • Event 12: March 18, 2023 – Birkebeinerrennet, Rena-Lillehammer, Norway, 54km
  • Event 13: April 1, 2023 – Reistadløpet, Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway, 40km
  • Event 14: April 2, 2023 – Summit 2 Senja, Bardufoss- Finnsnes, Norway, 67km

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