Bjørgen and Others Declined Heart Screening Earlier

Marit Bjørgen declined comprehensive cardiac health screening two months ago. According to Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper, Bjørgen and other Norwegian skiers were offered extensive testing designed to detect heart disease in the late summer or fall.  After hitting 200 beats per minute during hard skate intervals on Saturday – far above normal – […]

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Marit Bjørgen Hospitalized with Irregular Heartbeat

Langrenn.com reports that Norwegian star Marit Bjørgen was hospitalized Saturday night with an irregular heartbeat. Bjørgen first noticed something was awry following her Friday workout, according to a story on aftenposten.no. On Saturday, she finished an interval workout with a higher than normal heart rate.  While it eventually normalized, she […]

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Maurice Manificat Injured, Will Miss Tour de Ski

Maurice Manificat knows how to suffer. While winning the 30 km skiathlon at Canmore in dramatic fashion last weekend, he skied through a knee injury.  But the injury has caught up with him, and he’ll miss the Tour de Ski. According to francetvsport.fr, Manificat has had knee pain since the first World […]

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