Pellegrino: “It’s like a relaxing spa outdoors”

“It’s like a relaxing spa outdoors. In this society that goes faster and faster, I recommend everyone to go to the mountains, surrounded by nature, to slow the pace, with a pair of skis”

Not, perhaps, what you would expect from the world’s top ski sprinter but thus speaks
Federico Pellegrino.

A 26 year old from Aosta has appeared on the pages on the Italian edition of the Vanity Fair magazine last week to talk about his life and career.

There the leader of the Italian cross country ski team talks about his path to the world championship crown in Lahti this year.

Pellegrino singles out influence of his girlfriend, a fellow Team Italia sprinter Greta Laurent, as the most important factor in his success: ” She straightened me out , made me more organized.Thanks to her, I beat my mess” he says.

Pellegrino’s upcoming battle with the “Russian Bear” Sergey Ustiugov and the whole squad of Norwegian racers led by Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is shaping up to be one the most exciting events of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games. One caveat though – Pelligrino won in Lahti running his favorite skating style, while in PyeongChang there will be sprint classic.

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