Åsarna Ski Marathon takes place for the 13th time in 2021 and now becomes a Visma Ski Classics Challengers event.
”Legendary Thomas Wassberg is our chief of course, which guarantees well-prepared and perfectly groomed tracks,” says race director Jan Ottosson, himself four times winner of Vasaloppet and two-times Olympic gold medalist in the relay together with Wassberg.
The tracks of Åsarna Ski Marathon winds in one whole loop of 46 km leading through true Swedish wilderness. Throughout the course, there are four possibilities to provide athletes with drinks. The start is near Åsarna old Church and the finish is a little bit further South at Åsarna ski stadium. The town Åsarna is located 70 km south of Östersund.
With Ottosson as race director and Wassberg as chief of course, is it a splash of gold over the event.
Ottosson won Olympic gold in the relay 1984 and 1988. He won Vasaloppet 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1994. Wassberg has four Olympic gold medals; 15 km in Lake Placid 1980, 50 km in Sarajevo 1984, relay 1984 and 1988 in Calgary. In the world championships, Wassberg has three gold medals from world championships; 50 km Oslo 1982, 30 km and relay in Oberstdorf 1987.
Find more information about the newest Visma Ski Classics Challengers event here (https://vismaskiclassics.com/the-tour/challenger_events/asarna-ski-marathon/).
Applications to join the Visma Ski Classics Challengers family in season 2020/21 are accepted until October 31st, 2020. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at https://vismaskiclassics.com/challenger-events-registration/.