The skiathlon is, probably, the most challenging ski race of them all.
Challenging for the athletes who have to run switching style halfway.
Challenging for the organizers who have to prepare two separate courses (same true about relays. In theory anyone could have it but in practice only the biggest, the most established ski stadiums like famed Birkiebeiner in Lillehammer are willing & able to.
Perhaps,the most challenging the skiathlon is for the teams’ski technicians who have double the load preparing for the races.
Today we’ll show unsung heroes of pro-skiing. At work.