Antonella Confortola, a member of the Italian National ski team being the second in the overall FIS Marathon Cup, registered for the Golden 50 km FT race on March, 17. The Organizers are expecting to see Peter Novak among the skiers of the Demino Ski Marathon. The skier from Czech Republic has the forth result in the overall standing. Italian Sergio Bonaldi is planning to come to the Russian marathon. He is the leader in the overall FIS Marathon Cup with 46 points in front of famous Anders Aukland, and winner of Dolomitenlauf and American Birkebeiner as well.
“We feel great attention displayed by skiers from all over the world”, - said Alexander Ignatiev, Demino Ski Marathon Director
Coming to the Demino Ski Marathon is already a good tradition for Natascia Leonardi Cortesi, a swiss skier, bronze Olympic medallist in relay, World Champion ski mountaineering. This year she will ski the Demino marathon for the third time.
Before the marathon weekend, the Organizers will know the names of the Russian National ski team members coming to the marathon. Nikita Kriukov and Alexei Petukhov are going to take part in the FIS World Cup cross-country in Oslo, Norway, so they will support the marathon from abroad.
One week before the race, a unique specially designed marathon 50 km course is ready and open for training.
On the marathon weekend there will be shuttle buses from Moscow, Yaroslavl, and Rybinsk organized for the skiers and spectators. More than 160 media agencies are going to cover the event. More than 10000 people are going to visit the marathon and take part in the Pancake Folk Festival organized on the Demino main square. The entertaining program will include different concerts, fairs, and shows.
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