ALREADY early in the summer it started to go rumors in the langrennsmiljøet about Emil Iversens great progress. When had a 28-year-old made a critical showdown with himself as a skier, and understood that he had been too impatient in relation to all the testing of the new treningsformer.
it is Now obvious that the rumors were completely true:Emil is experiencing its best season ever.
Today's 15km classic in NM in a rough trail at home in Meråker was no international medaljeløp, but a clear message that he is back at level after a few weeks of illness.
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REAR this progress there is a new realization of what he needs to become the best version of themselves. Emil is an artist in the snow. He has no large absorption of oxygen, and is among the sport's weakest eliteløpere under sommertreningen. But not weaker than that he is performing excellent as soon as the hardest sessions similar to the arbeidskravene in the slot. In the run up to this world cup in the winter he has for example been among landslagets strongest in the skigang with stakes; the so-called "elghufs".
The central sesongforberedelsene have been to stay faithful to the traditional Norwegian way of thinking about what is most effective training for cross-country skiing. That meant that Emil as the other in the national team, has not been above the 10 per cent hard sessions. Last summer and fall was great treningsvolum the most important thing.
FOR to ensure the profits have Emil trained much more at home in Meråker. There is nice symbolism in it. The last couple of season he's been better than ever just in this village with the skigymnaset where name like Frode Estil and dad, Ole Morten Iversen manages the traditional Norwegian views on the langrennstrening.
the Results have been impressive on the specialty, the 15km classic. After the international start in Ruka where he was andremann 19 seconds behind Alexander Bolsjunov, he followed up with victory under fellesstarten in the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf. Where sprinted down the Italian Francesco di Fabiani and Russian Sergey Ustjugov, while Bolshunov relax before the run.
IT means that there are only Iivo Niskanen in the form that is missing to check how Emil Iversen is against the very strongest at this distance. When the finn smashed all opposition in Otepää for less than two weeks ago, was Emil småsjuk hjenmme in Meråker.Johaug crushed the competition in NM: - This is a skremmeskudd
Where did the rest Niskanen a formidable classical race with a good distance to the Bolshunov (16 seconds) and the full 46 seconds faster than the best nordmann (Didrik Tønseth number three). The duo Niskanen/Bolshunov set a new standard for classic cross-country skiing in the OLYMPICS last winter. Seasonal Norwegian main goal is to accommodate the difference up to these two on the intervallstart.
Then it is necessary with a renewed edition of John Høsflot Klæbp or a more than good Emil Iversen.
NM , we saw only glimpse of the past. That which held against the two toppløp from Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget and Hans Christer Holund, is not good enough against the best the finns and the russians today. But it is a nice starting point to follow them about three weeks. And it is the only thing that matters.
Emil has taken the consequence of their own objective to succeed in an individual distance in a championship. It was why he let the training last summer, tightened another notch into a life where my job as the skier priorities clearly first, and concentrated formutviklingen about the world cup.Iversen got the desired rejected - as the only one. Now he is demanding changes
The last thing meant, for example, to cut out the Tour de Ski while he was like the best. Where and when was it not popular with some in the international langrennsmiljøet, but Emil did not do anything other than to relate to the WORLD the plan he had laid out in advance.
ABOUT it works out all the way, remains to be seen.
Currently, we see no matter an English, classic skier who has been as good as the rumors told.
FOOTNOTE: Therese Johaug his gulløp on the 10km is probably one of the best launders some woman have gone on the ski. It happens just because she with the help of Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass is technically more secure than ever, and the rhyme well with Dagbladet finals of the 100 best cross-country skiers. Great performance also of Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and Heidi Weng, while Ingvild Flugstad Østberg is on a good road against good world cup form. Which sets Norway strong on all distanseløp.Large selection: Norges 100 best cross-country skiers of both sexes to the Newspaper Plus