DAVOS (Dagbladet): Ingvild Flugstad Østberg went to Therese Johaug on the sledge away from the podium. It was a prize, and it was christmas. But most of all there was the overwhelming joy of having run two great races in the same competition.
if you thought Therese was nervous to be turned after having won everything that is to win of distanseløp in a eventyraktig return to the sport, you are wrong:
nothing had pleased me more than that Ingvild had won, " she says, and know that it could happen. So much have they pushed each other on the hardøktene the last few months that both realize that this is even closer to the right track.
And so much they have shared the last few years that it is having to beat each other, feels a little too small.
FOR which is one of the greatest duels when the terrain flattens even more out in the Seefeld world CHAMPIONSHIPS, are long most been friendship:
- It is that Marit and me. We look at each other, " says Therese, and tell again how critical it was to have Ingvild as close in time as banned. Later, they shared the training set in the system of the two runners with the same thoughts about the training. And that resembles more and more on each other.
It is the Self's progress in the toughest of parties who makes sure that she is now closer than ever to accommodate the lead. That it still has not happened, due to, ironically enough, that Therese is in the progress of the easier parties where she previously lay far behind her friend.
IT is a progress which is going to be greater. When I was chatting with jentetrener Ole Morten Iversen the night before this race, he was concerned Thereses fine development. On the training she has more than ever to replace the frequency with the force, and got quick results in the light of the terrain.
Usually, such technical changes done within the season starts. Launders, so far, have told that the adjustments have given effect, but in the review of the TV images they see who can cross that Therese has the capacity to go even more efficiently. It is this work that the talented teknikktreneren Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass take on with the student when she is getting some quiet days up at the start of the Tour de Ski just before the new year.
If she starts then.
FOR it with the Tour is not yet completely determined. As good as form her's now, it's tempting to take a long training period in order to be completely confident that everything is in order for the world cup. At the same time, Therese Johaug good experience of conducting Tour de Ski as the platform for a long stay in tynnluft before the championships.Inconsolable Jespersen may have fallen from says: - It is a defeat
Today's results show anyway that she has taken another step. At the relay last weekend the stress she unnecessarily technical in the start with to take into the Russian lederlaget. Now hunted she Ebba Andersson who was one minute in front in the slot, but still managed to go so technically correct that the race was decided on the first kilometres.
IT happens hardly in the world cup. There are at least Krista Pärmäkoski with his glorious exit, an even tougher opponent.
Also, as Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, then, that a far disturbance in Seefeld perfect for her high speed already on the energy åpningsdistanse with 15km skiatlon.
then Therese Johaug should be happier than in a long time?
FOOTNOTE: Herreløpernes strong season continues. Even without the regular recharge (made came straight from the lowlands to the start) was Martin Johnsrud sundby's time (number three) and His Christer Hollund (number eight) just behind the very best. The two were the only ones from the national team at the start. Today's greatest achievement was signed 35-year-old Chris Jespersen who fell from the victory. 5-place making him relevant to the 50km in the world cup, but where fighting a lot about the place. Norwegian herrelangrenn is at its very best this winter.SVT-profile: - Börjar nästan be enformigt