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The fittest of them all: endurance athletes

Photo courtesy of Sportsnet.ca Marit Bjørgen and four other top finishers from the Skiathlon gasping for air after all-out effort.

Swimmers, marathon runners, and cyclists get the most credit for being fit, but cross-country skiers outdo them all Tom Rodgers Arlington, Texas Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fittest of them all? You may never have this conversation with the quicksilver on your wall, but many athletes are waking up today in Sochi, Russia and asking themselves ...

Marit Bjørgen’s doppelgänger cheers her on

Photo courtesy of Jaffrey Bagge Which one is the real one? Bagge is flattered by comparisons to Marit Bjørgen, who won the gold medal in crosscountry skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics.

Seattle woman is a dead ringer for Norway’s gold medal-winning skier--and her new biggest fan Staff Compilation TV2 Jaffrey Bagge (30) lives in Seattle, Washington, which is Bergen’s sister city. She works as a marketing director at her parents’ catering company and never goes skiing. When a Norwegian friend a while ago showed her pictures of Olympic star Marit ...

Oslo: Bjørgen wins first Championship Gold

Marit Bjørgen, NOR. Ariana Follis, ITA Petra Majdic, SLO. Photo: Stian Broch/Oslo 2011

Norway's cross-country queen, Marit Bjørgen, captured the first gold medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo, when she won the women's 1.3km freestyle sprint on Thursday. "“It's a fantastic start for me. I usually win the bronze in the opening race," Bjørgen remarked. This was Norway's 100th Gold Medal in World ...

Norway’s Northug wins World Cup 50K race

Petter Northug of Norway won a men's 50-kilometer cross-country World Cup race after sprinting past Pietro Piller Cottrer of Italy in the last 200 meters on Saturday. Marit Bjørgen won the women's 30-kilometer race. Kristin Stormer Steira and Therese Johaug were second and third as Norwegians swept the top three positions. Source: USA Today

Cross-Country Skiing: Norway wins women’s relay, third gold for Bjørgen

Norway's ecstatic Marit Bjørgen said Thursday that claiming her third gold medal of the Olympic Winter Games in the women's 4x5km cross-country relay was beyond her wildest dreams. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a stellar Games and anchored the Norwegian team to cross the line at Whistler Olympic Park in 55min 19.5sec, with Germany 24.6secs behind in ...

Cross-Country Skiing: Bjørgen aims for Olympic hat-trick

Norway's Marit Bjørgen admits she will have her work cut out on Friday as she bids to win her third medal of the Olympic Winter Games in the women's 15km cross-country pursuit. The 29-year-old won gold on Wednesday in the sprint final having won bronze in the 10km freestyle last Monday, but many of the names ...

Norway’s Bjørgen takes sprint gold

Norway's Marit Bjørgen won the Olympic Games women's sprint classic on Wednesday as World Cup leader Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland took silver. Slovenia's Petra Madjic, who was suffering from a painful rib injury, claimed bronze. Bjørgen was first home in a time of three mins 39.2sec with Kowalczyk second at 1.1sec behind and Majdic, who raced ...

Bjørgen, Northug win cross-country World Cup sprint

Norway has won the men's and women's cross-country World Cup sprints, while American Andrew Newell finished sixth in the men's race. Petter Northug finished in 4 minutes, 09.9 seconds in the men's 1-kilometer race on Saturday, 1.2 seconds ahead of Germany's Tobias Angerer. Jesper Modin of Sweden was third, 1.8 seconds behind Northug. Newell was 6.1 ...

Cross Country: Bjørgen and Hafsås won

Norway's Marit Bjørgen and Ronny Hafsås both won gold at the season's opening cross-country World Cup at Beitostølen, Norway on Saturday. Hafsås won the 15km race and Bjørgen the 10km. Norway's cross country Queen and Olympic medallist, Marit Bjørgen (29), admitted she had been very nervous ahead of the opener, but won women's the 10km race, nearly 30 ...

Northug the man to beat as cross-country ski season starts

Petter Northug

Petter Northug appears to be the man to beat in the Olympic cross-country skiing season which starts on Saturday in his native Norway. Northug, 23, rose to stardom with three gold medals at the 2009 world championships in the Czech resort of Liberec and hopes for similar success at the Vancouver Games which run February ...