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Åre Town Sprint Challenge –  A spectacular cross-country race in the center of Åre

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On Tuesday February 5th a short and intense cross-country sprint will take place in the very centre of Åre. In Åre Town Sprint Challenge some true legends of cross-country skiing representing Sweden and Norway will face some of the stars of today. They will race head to head in an elimination contest where speed and explosivity will be measured, and beware - there might be a real surprise among the competitors.

The Åre 2019 Town Sprint will be a spectacular show. Photo by Ulf Palm (not for publication)
The Åre 2019 Town Sprint will be a spectacular show. Photo by Ulf Palm (not for publication)

This contest format is called supersprint, the track is just 100 meters long. The start will be held outside Hotell Åregården and the finish area just 100 meters down at Åre torg. This central location will give the race a spectacular framing with spectators lining the race course.

In the class Supersprinters the world elite of today over 100 meters, world record holders Ludde Jensen and Marthe Nordlunde, will participate. 

In the Legends' class we’ll find well known racers such as Torgny Mogren, Mathias Fredriksson, och Maria Rydqvist from Sweden, who are all Winter Olympic and World Championships medalists. Norway will be represented by legendary cross-country skiers Tor-Arne Hetland, Frode Estil och Bente Skari, among others. 

Åre Town Sprint Challenge is a part of the festival program of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre - a tribute to wintersports, to Åre, the region and it’s history. 

How? Supersprint, 100 meters frestyle skate, elimination run. Arranged by Sportkompaniet Jämtland and Åre Eventutbildning.

When? Tuesday 5 February at 16:00.

Where? Årevägen. Start at Hotell Åregården/Country Club, finish at Åre torg.

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The Åre 2019 Town Sprint will be a spectacular show. Photo by Ulf Palm (not for publication)
The Åre 2019 Town Sprint will be a spectacular show. Photo by Ulf Palm (not for publication)
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Ludvig Jensen, one of the world record holders participating in the Åre 2019 Town Sprint. Photo by Kim Bye.
Ludvig Jensen, one of the world record holders participating in the Åre 2019 Town Sprint. Photo by Kim Bye.
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Ludvig Jensen will be participating in the Åre 2019 town sprint. Photo by Kim Bye
Ludvig Jensen will be participating in the Åre 2019 town sprint. Photo by Kim Bye
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Åre 2019 english
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ABOUT ÅRE 2019

Scheduled from 4-17 February 2019, Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will mark the third time that the second largest winter sport event after the Olympic Winter Games is held in Åre, Sweden. After the 1954 and 2007 editions, Åre 2019 will welcome the world’s top skiers and some 120’000 visitors to an epic celebration of skiing, snow and winter. The 11 medal competitions staged in the unique atmosphere of the leading Scandinavian ski resort will excite millions of global viewers and inspire great numbers to join the sport in active practice.  

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