As a newcomer to cross country skiing and biathlon I am full of admiration for these supreme athletes, I know the successes of Petter Northug, Marit Bjoergen and Magdalena Neuner etc will cause few headlines in the UK, but their feats are among the greatest in sport that i can think of... to do these gruelling races, then another a few days later is beyond belief for me - inspirational really, now where can I get those skis and snow 6 months a year?
Agrre with you there Dan, It leaves you in awe when you see their tenacity and stamina and strength, not to mention their mental strength. Real icons. Makes all our £60K a week footballers look like a bunch of girl guides (sorry, thats a bit offensive to Girl Guides ! I wanted to write 'bunch of #$%$' but I'm not sure I can get away with that)