When the going gets tough, the tough get going
In recent years, triple champion Andreas Nygaard has proven the best at dealing with distance while withstanding both adverse winds and harsh weather.
The 2018 edition was the most extreme to date. Temperatures were far below zero and fresh snow kept covering the tracks, so conditions were slow. When Nygaard eventually sprinted down his opponents two hours behind the estimated schedule, it was pitch-dark already. Further down the field, 121 starters had to give up the race.
“This is the toughest race I’ve ever done. It’s been brutally hard”, the Norwegian top long distance skier would say. On his feet? A pair of Fischer skis!