“The 50 km women’s ski marathon is long, sad and boring” – Stepanova

“The 50 km women’s ski marathon is long, sad and boring” – Stepanova

Olympic cross-country ski champion Veronica Stepanova said she is not yet considering participating in the 50-kilometer Spartakiad of the Strongest marathon, as this type of program is very “long and tedious.”

Since last season, the men’s and women’s distances have been equalized during the World Cup (10, 20 and 50 km).

— I have not yet had a medal in skiathlon, for me it is a peak that I have not yet reached. I have big plans for this race. You have to think about the marathon, 50 km is very difficult for women. Gender equality is great, but show me the skiers who voted for it, they were Swedes. There they run among themselves, and now we in Russia also have to get used to it. It’s sad, unwatchable, long, boring. Only our Sochi trio can achieve an extravaganza in such a race,” Stepanova said in the “Gromko” show on .

The Winter Spartakiads will take place from February 9 to 18 in five regions of Russia, skiers will compete in the Tyumen region.

On February 9, from 08:35 (Moscow time), watch live broadcast of the Spartakiad cross-country skiing competitions on the channel, matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru sites.

Source : MatchTV

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