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2015-11-22

Campaign update

My racing season in Europe is started this weekend in Galivare with a classic sprint on Saturday and 15km individual skate today (Sunday).

I'm not a sprinter but decided to race sprint anyway mostly for training purposes :)

But 15km skate is one of my favorite type of ski racing, and I was hoping to start this season on a good note. I finished 8th a 1 minute and 38 seconds back off the leader Sergey Ustiugov. He is one of the strongest Russian skiers and won few World Cup races before. To be honest I'm not very happy with way I paced myself, maybe I didn't have enough time to get over a jet lag but I lost most of my time on the last 5km of the race, I'll try not to repeat this mistake next weekend.

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    Frosty and cold. 15km Gallivare

    Photo Credit  Yngve Johansson

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2015-11-09

Makeachampion

It's been almost a week since I've started this campaign, not going to lie it's taking waaay more time than I expected, but I have to keep it running, and keep making it fun for you guys as well. Thank you all for sharing, re-tweeting and re-posting my updates on your social media websites! ome very "large" websites shared my video and this link, sites like fis.com and RudyProject.com and I really appreciate it. So far I got 3700 visitors to this page, and raised 26% out my 100% goal, huge THANK YOU to all of those who contributed and donated!

In few days, I'll be departing to Europe to start final preparation for the first World Cup races which would take place in Kuusamo, Finland. I'm nervous but excited.

This is all for now.

Thank you for the support.

Stay tuned for more.

Ivan


2015-11-04

Makeachampion

Hi guys,

Feels like its time for a quick update :)

It's been few days now that I started Makeachamp campaign. It got a lot of interest (mostly because if the awesome video made by my friend Russel, thanks buddy!), shares and likes, and few people contributed. I'm only at 3% of my goal, but I'm extremely grateful to those who donated.

I think I should mention their names here:

Olga Hohmann, Ted Kalil, Jess Kryski, Rob MacEwen and Jamie Coatsworth! Thank you guys!!!

Only after my campaign went live I realize how hard it is to run it and how much time it consumes, but don't worry I don't skip any training. :)

Now it is very important time for all of the skiers, we finally start skiing, or looking for place to ski, to make final adjustments to ski technique and get as much hours of training on snow.

Luckily for me, Canmore Nordic Center store some snow from past year in order to lay it out in the fall, so we can start skiing (home) as early as possible. Also it's been below 0c last couple of days, and that means guns are working full power.

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     First snow in Canmore



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