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Would you believe me? One bay of the 2001 Finnish WORLD medallists will compete on! Kati Russian, 43, defeated 20 year younger skiers - this is what she looks like now
The gulf of the 2001 sprint world championships-silver medalist Kati Russian (os. Sundqvist) is still to this day a familiar sight in the national skiing championships.Evening magazine expert Toni Fools analyze the Lahti world cup-the weekend prior arrangements.

Imatra SM-skiing, Friday 1. February. Stig's recent hit song of a familiar tentacle-colored sky greeted one after another to the finish upcoming ski heroes ukonniemi of the stadium.

the Program is women's traditional ski way to the 10 km interval start race. Noormarkku town Fast, representing the skier comes to the finish, collecting a moment of themselves and stuff. Time 29.33,5 entitles the 103 skiers among the 24th instead. The investment is quite valid, although the neck super star Krista Pärmäkoskeen accumulates three minutes and 23 seconds.

Why such skiing then you can keep worthy? Well even if therefore, that behind it there is a 43-year-old skier, who clubbed vedollaan ten to twenty years younger skiers - and it's not even very satisfied.

– Heavy. Of course I'm not in a condition to performance (than the previous)... the skier to consider.

in the Past, 18 years ago, that performance was enough to MM-silver medal in lahti in 2001. the Kati Russian (os. Sundqvist) is a bit of a forgotten Finnish skiing hero, which now creates a whole new kind of career, beloved of his kind, apart.

the Case continued to image after.

Kati Russian washing ten nuorempiaan two star tissaan Imatra SM-hiihdoissa. Hannu Luostarinen / AOPKuntokisoja

This was the third race this season. A message tomorrow, then comes another long pause. I don't now serious competition anymore, but the competition, the Russian review the race of their evening newspaper in Imatra.

the world Cup line Russian has not been seen since 2007, but the national team he is on. The role however is quite different. Russian works on the maintenance crew with ski tester.

That's why I must try to keep yourself in shape, that I can do, the Russian background of the race live.


– normal. I work and hobby skiing on the side. I guess it's just normal life.

Star backed by kati Russian works currently in the national team ski tester and working as a nutrition therapist. Teemu Stubin

Work means Russian in something other than sports. He's working as a nutrition therapist, Central Finland central hospital in Jyväskylä. Spark the profession was kindled even before the peak year.

– in High school I figured entrance examination guide looking at, that such a profession exists. It clicks then, immediately, that that would be my thing. Go to the many sports for years before I bother to start reading for entrance exams. But was there a-knockin'.

Now knocking at layout has materialised ehdaksi paid employment. It better circumstances though has become gripping surface to the old bread type. Russian is namely done in cooperation with, inter alia, Krista Pärmäkosken and Kerttu Niskanen such as name.

Athletes with doing my own work alongside those things with. Basically, it is a one-off usually. If the athlete is just a tiny problem, it is put into shape and he'll be fine. It's not exactly like a normal daily coaching, that it would have to do constantly.


– Nutrition for go the basics of with. They have to be in shape before you can even think of anything other things. Athletes learn that what is good for them.

back in the star retreat to prepare for the message savottaan. Saturday O comes with 3 x 5-kilometer race to finish 17th. Russian is the opening leg of 11:th speed, that leave behind 29 skiers. All of them are a lot younger.

Kati Russian career at the absolute peak the moment hit the gulf of sprint in 2001. AOP
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