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Norway’s Birkebeinerrennet, by BI Ambassador, Henry Iddon

Norway’s Birkebeinerrennet, by BI Ambassador, Henry Iddon

The Birkebeinerrennet is Norway’s 54km contribution to the FIS Marathon Cup – Swix Ski Classics cross country racing series. And it’s one of the biggest and hilliest events involving nearly 15,000 XC skiers. So it’s big – with full coverage on NRK, Norway’s national TV channel. Imagine the London Marathon on skis, with a mix of elite athletes, club racers and the odd person in a chicken suit. The whole Swix Classics series involves 6 events throughout Europe with a prize pot of €200,000 and is shown in 50 countries

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