321 gents and 154 ladies have so far registered to run Ultravasan 45 on Saturday, August 22. Several of them will also be participating in the 100 km World Championships held in Winschoten, the Netherlands, on September 12, and have therefore chosen to run Ultravasan 45 to prepare for the World Championships.
The Swedish World Championship team, selected on August 11, consists of the following names: Jonas Buud, Fritjof Fagerlund, Linus Holmsäter, Henrik Jannborg, Patrik Werme, Kajsa Berg, Sophia Sundberg, Stina Svensson and Frida Södermark.
Out of these, Fritjof Fagerlund, Linus Holmsäter and Sophia Sundberg will be running Ultravasan 45, while Jonas Buud is registered for Ultravasan 90. Sophia Sundberg, who was fourth in Ultravasan 90 last year, will compete in Ultravasan 45 against, among others, Caroline Dubois, this year's French 100 km champion, who came 21st in the Paris Marathon 2015.
The gents class in Ultravasan 45 2014 was won by Mora orienteer Roman Ryapolov (pictured above). This year he will also face "local" opposition in the form of his team mates from IFK Mora OK, Artem Panchenko and Vojtéch Král – all three with impressive orienteering backgrounds.
The Norwegian rock drummer Björn Tore Kronen Taranger once weighed 105 kg, but seven years ago saw the end of that. Kronen Taranger started running, lost 35 kilos, became Norwegian 100 km champion, and is headed for his first World Championship this September. But before then he will run Ultravasan 45. He can still pull off an impressive drum solo. See it on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMZrTr96SL0
So we can look forward to an interesting and exciting race on August 22.
Like a marathon, but tougher!
Ultravasan 45 is for those who want to take on a race harder than a marathon, but who aren’t yet ready for the full stretch from Sälen to Mora. Read more and register at:
Some favourites in Ultravasan 90 were presented earlier this spring, read here:
The whole programme for Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2015 is available here:
Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena
Vasaloppet Summer Week 2015
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 14 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Sat 15 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen. (12,000 entries. FULL 1/10/2014)
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Sat 22 Aug: Vasastafetten. 4.5–15 km. Running relay race for ten-person teams. Start Sälen.
Vasaloppet Winter Week 2016
Fri 26 Feb: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 27 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 28 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 3, 5, 7 or 9 km. Start Mora Ski Stadium.
Sun 28 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 29 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 1 Mar: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 4 Mar: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Relay race for five-person teams. Start Sälen. (9,000 entries. FULL 22/3/2015.)
Sun 6 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen. (15,800 entries. FULL 22/3/2015.)
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Text and photos may be freely published.
For more information
Ola Granfeldt, PR Manager
Phone: +46 (0)250-392 77
Mobile: +46 (0)733-550 620
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Vasaloppet is the world's biggest organiser of recreational races, all year round and a part of En Svensk Klassiker. Vasaloppet's Winter Week with its cross-country skiing and the Summer Week with mountain bike cycling and running attract a total of almost 100,000 registered participants every year. Since the beginning in 1922 over one million participants have passed under the classic finish portal in Mora. Vasaloppet is a non-profit making organisation owned by IFK Mora and Sälens IF. An engine for public health and organisational activities, in the footsteps our forefathers for the victories of tomorrow!