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S2 #11 - Why Cross Country Skiing?

In the penultimate episode of series 2, I speak to Yvonne Gossner from Learn Swedish Culture AB about undertaking the deeply Swedish challenge of Vasaloppet, a 90km cross country ski race from Mora to Sälen. It is the same route taken by King Gustav Vasa in 1520 when fleeing the Danes and gathering an army to revolt against Danish authorities. Along with it's historical references the race is also one of the four events that make up the Swedish Classic. (

Hear all about what motivated Yvonne to do Vasaloppet, the preparation for the event, and what it was really like on the day!

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