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EMELIE

FORSBERG

What first began as a hobby has taken our friend Emelie all the way to the top of both mountains and podiums. She won gold in Trofeo China in 2016. In the 2016 Skimo World Championships she won gold and holds a silver medal from 2017. Her top results and solid-as-a-rock-mentality has turned her into a role model within the growing sports of sky running and skimountaineering.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Favorite SILVA product?
I’m super happy to be a part of the SILVA team. SILVA has been a well-known brand for me since I started orienteering as a kid. I use the Active XT
when I’m out for a shorter run. But the Trail Speed 2XT is my choice when it comes to longer runs or skiing – both downhill and cross-country.

Favorite destination in the world?
The mountains. It gives me a sense of freedom being in the mountains. There I can challenge myself, I can run as far as I want,
climb to the top, or just breathe.

Favorite meal?
Lots and lots of veggies.

How often do you train?
10-14 times per week.

What kind of training do you do?
Running, skiing, climbing, yoga and rehab.

What do you eat to boost yourself during your training?
I like nuts, chocolate and Clif Bars (Kids Organic).

How do you train during the darker season?
I like to train in the dark. It’s only for a few months, and it’s a special feeling to put on a headlamp and go out there.
For sure it can be a challenge, but it’s so rewarding. And with a headlamp, it works perfect!

What’s your favorite type of training?
Hmm, so many! I love long days in the mountains, but also the hard and short interval sessions. It’s all about the contrast!

How do you prepare yourself before a competition?
When it comes to preparing myself foodwise, I eat everything! I try to be alone for a bit to connect and rest my mind,
otherwise nothing special.

Why did you start running?
For the freedom and the happiness when you experience what your body can achieve, and for where it can take me.

Any advice to those who want to start ultra running/sky running?
Don’t rush with distance and hours of training. Build and treat your body well so it can do amazing things in the long run.

Your best running memory so far?
My first long running tour which took me around Hurrungane Massif in Norway.

What’s the most fun race for the happy beginner?
All skyraces actually. They have a super fun athmosphere.

What are your best running tips?
Make it as wonderful as it can be. If you like it, you will want to do more of it. The more you do, the better you become.

Main merits:

  • 4 Gold Medals in the Sky Running Ultra Distance World Cup (2012-2015)
  • Winner of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup (2015)
  • Winner of the Skimo World Championships Vertical Race (2016)
  • Silver Medalist in the Skimo World Championships Vertical Race (2017)
  • Female Record in conquering Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Kebnekaise

Nationality: Swedish
Lives in: Norway and her car
Activity: Trail Running & Ski Mountaineering
Our friend since: 2017

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Website: https://www.emelieforsberg.com/

 

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