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Ahead of Ultravasan, Trailvasan, Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten 2022

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Ahead of Ultravasan, Trailvasan, Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten 2022

This weekend, the time will come for runners to enter the Vasaloppet Arena again as the Vasaloppet Summer Week 2022 concludes with a total of six different running races. More than 6,400 runners, both elite and recreational athletes, from 32 countries will participate in the individual races and relays. Many of the individual runners also hope to complete this year's Vasaloppstrippeln. Here are some facts, favourites, statistics and trivia ahead of the races.

You can still register at vasaloppet.se up until Thursday, August 18. Direct registration (with a slightly higher registration fee) opens on Friday, August 19 at 10:00 at the race office in Mora and at 12:00 at the race office in Sälen. On the day of the race, direct registration can be made at the start points.

There are six different running races and a total of 13 classes: Everything start on Friday evening at 18:00 with the new race Trailvasan 10, a 10 km exercise race starting and finishing at the Vasaloppet finish line in Mora.

Saturday
On Saturday, August 20, Ultravasan 90, Ultravasan 45 and Trailvasan 30 will follow, as well as Vasakvartetten and the 30th-anniversary Vasastafetten. In total, there are twelve classes (ten of which are competition classes) running on Saturday:

Three individual races:
- Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start in Sälen at 05:00.
Ultravasan 90 km starts, like the traditional Vasaloppet, in Sälen and follows the course east towards Mora. Two classes: Women and Men.
- Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start in Oxberg at 09:00.
Ultravasan 45 km starts in Oxberg and largely follows Vasaloppet 45's winter route along the Oxberg lake to Vasslan before joining the Ultravasan 90 course. Two classes: Women and Men.
- Trailvasan 30. 30 km. Start in Oxberg at 11:00.
Trailvasan 30 starts in Oxberg and runs on forest roads and paths, through summer pastures and spruce forests via the checkpoints in Oxberg, Hökberg and Eldris to Mora. Two classes: Women and Men.

The two relay races:
- Vasakvartetten. Running relay for four-person teams. Start in Sälen at 07:00.
90 km from Sälen to Mora divided into four sections of 23.5, 23.2, 24.2 and 19.1 km. (Vasakvartetten has three classes: Women, Men and Leisure. Participants in the Women and Men classes compete for prize money. Men = Women are allowed. Women = Only women. Leisure = Any mix of women and men allowed. In the Leisure class a single participant may run several sections.)

- Vasastafetten. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start in Sälen at 09:00.
90 km from Sälen to Mora divided into sections 4.5–15 km. (Vasastafetten has three classes: Women, Men and Leisure. Participants in the Women and Men classes compete for prize money. Men = Women are allowed. Women = Only women. Leisure = Any mix of women and men allowed. In the Leisure class a single participant may run several sections.)

Ultra is the name of races longer than the marathon distance of 42,195 metres, and "trail" or "terrain" means that the main part of the race is not on asphalt. Ultravasan 90, Vasakvartetten and Vasastafetten run on the following surfaces: 60 km forest road/Vasaloppet track, 6 km gravel, 18 km paths and 6 km asphalt. The course elevation is 867 metres. More information on sections and surfaces:
https://www.vasaloppet.se/en/races/running-races/vasastafetten/about/during/sections

In addition to the above races, the children's running race "Barnens Vasalopp löpning" runs on Friday, August 19 in both Sälen and Mora for those aged up to about 10. A fun and challenging course where children get to experience both movement and joy.

Registrants, Tuesday 2022-08-16
We have a record number of runners participating in individual races this year. In total there are, so far, 6,419 registered participants for the individual races and relay races:

Ultravasan 90: 1,639 (of which 1,189 are men and 450 women) from 27 nations, aged 19–72.
Ultravasan 45: 900 (of which 454 are men and 446 women) from 20 nations, aged 16–76.
Trailvasan 30: 805 (of which 290 are men and 515 women) from 16 nations, aged 17–82.
Trailvasan 10: 371 (of which 125 are men and 246 women) from 7 nations, aged 11–84.
Vasastafetten: 2,540 runners in 254 teams
Vasakvartetten: 164 runners in 41 teams

NOTE! The teams (meaning the team leader) in Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten should fill in their team line-up on "My Pages" at vasaloppet.se, and it is possible to make changes up until the start of the race.

The 10 biggest counties in Ultravasan 90 2022
Stockholm has 339 registered participants, Västra Götaland 239, Dalarna 114, Skåne 106, Uppsala 94, Östergötland 88, Örebro 60, Värmland 55, Västmanland 53, Jönköping 53.

(All Swedish counties have participants registered for Ultravasan 90, Ultravasan 45 and Trailvasan 30.)

Breakfast run warm up hosted by Jonas Buud

On Friday, August 19 Vasaloppet invites you to a shared breakfast jog in the Vasaloppet Arena, starting and finishing by the finish line portal in Mora. Jonas Buud will lead a 30–40 minute run. Afterwards, all participants will be offered a sandwich and coffee in the Tingshusparken restaurant tent.
08:00 Gathering by Vasaloppet's finish line portal by the belfry.
08:10–08:50 Running together.
08:50–09:45 Q&A with light food. Members of the media are welcome to join, photograph and interview participants.

Prizes
The winners of Ultravasan 90 will receive, apart from a garland and medal, 60,000 SEK. In Ultravasan 45 the winner gets 15,000 SEK and in Ultravasan 30 the prize is 10,000 SEK. Ultravasan 90 has spurt prizes in Mångsbodarna (5,000 SEK) and Hökberg (5,000 SEK) as well as a hill prize in Evertsberg (10,000 SEK). The combined prize sum for runners on Saturday (including relay races) is 421,000 SEK.

Medals
Medals are given to all participants who complete Ultravasan 90, Ultravasan 45, Trailvasan 30, Trailvasan 10, Vasastafetten or Vasakvartetten. Achievement medals are awarded in Ultravasan 90 to participants who complete the race in medal time. The medal time for men is 9.5 hours. Medal time for women is 11 hours.

Ultravasan 90, participants to keep an eye on 2022
Here are some interesting profiles to bear in mind for Saturday:

Men:
Joacim Lantz, 31 years old, is a favourite to win. He was fourth in 2018 and second in 2019. Nevertheless, he is still perceived as "young" and "little brother" in the "Ockelbo mafia" – which consists of 2017 Ultravasan winner Elov Olsson (who will run the 100 km World Championship instead) and older brother Johan Lantz – both of whom have more prestigious placements to their name, compared to Joacim. Joacim may yet be the fastest of them, but he has been hampered by injuries in recent years, so it will be interesting to see where he lands.

Vajin Armstrong from New Zealand looks set to be the foreign competition. He has fine placements from many international races over the years.

Fredrik Eriksson has the speed and is probably looking for a rematch after his seventh place in 2021. He has previously won Ultravasan 45 (2019).

Viktor Stenqvist had perhaps his greatest running achievement in 2021 when he came second in Ultravasan 90.

Many other runners may have very high capacity, but have not yet been able to push to their limit in similar contexts.

37-year-old Eliud Inyen from Kenya is hard to judge, but he certainly has one of the best marathon personal records in the starting field with 2.21.34 from Nairobi 2019. Incidentally, he will be the first ever Kenyan runner in Ultravasan.

Of course, there are additional interesting names on the start list...

Former NHL pro Daniel Sedin is another interesting starter. He has been given start number 22, corresponding to the number on his hockey jersey, which is hoisted to the top of the arena back home in Vancouver. And speaking of hockey: Fredrik Eriksson has also played hockey and is the son of hockey legend Roland Eriksson.

Women:
On the women's side, last year's runner-up Dominika Stelmach was registered but has chosen to run the ultrarunning race Comrades in South Africa on August 28. Due to the pandemic, that race has been moved from June to August this year. We hope that Dominika might return to Dalarna next year.

So with the big favourite out of the running, some Swedish women will most likely duke it out for the top spot. They are aged 43–54; Kajsa Berg, Camilla Berggren, Petra Klevmar, Lina Karlsson and Sofia Holmgård.

We will see what that experience might do. Three-time European 100 km champion Kajsa Berg has made an interesting comeback this year – after a few years' break – and won the 80 km EcoTrail in Stockholm in June. Kajsa has been looking forward to running Ultravasan for many years, and the time has now come. Will she run straight to victory?

Other runners in the women's class to keep an eye on: Malin Barrulf, who came third last year, Frida Södermark, Ebba Sigfridsson, Maria Saxvall and Åsa Bäck.

Ultravasan 45
Some interesting profiles to bear in mind for Saturday:

Kristofer Låås will be starting in Oxberg to defend his men's class victory from 2021. Can Marcus Nilsson, Roman Ryapolov or Oscar Bergström challenge him? Both last year's winner Liselotte Hellsten and last year's runner up Sophia Sundberg are registered; might we expect another duel in the women's class?

Trailvasan 30
The big favourite in Trailvasan 30 is David Nilsson, Högby IF – former Swedish marathon record holder. David participated in the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in July, where he had to abort the marathon. He won Ultravasan 45 in 2018.

For media: Who is running?
Start lists: https://media.vasaloppet.se/2022/?lang=EN_CAP&pid=startlist
Username: vasa
Password: media

https://results.vasaloppet.se/2022/?lang=EN_CAP&pid=startlist

Number bibs for the twelve Saturday classes
All runners in the individual races will, apart from their start number, also have their name printed on the number bib!

Ultravasan 90 – Orange number bib, W = Women, M = Men + course profile.
Number series: Men no 1001–2999. Women no 3001–3999.
(The top ten women and men from 2021 have start numbers in 2022 corresponding to their 2021 placement.)

Ultravasan 45 – Blue number bib, M = Men, W = Women + course profile.
Number series: Men no 4001–4999. Women no 5001–5999.
(The top ten women and men from 2021 have start numbers in 2022 corresponding to their 2021 placement.)

Trailvasan 30 – Green number bib , M = Men, W = Women + course profile.
Number series: Men no 6001–6999. Women no 7001–7999.

Vasastafetten VEIDEKKE (the race's host)
– Red colour, black numbers D = Women. Number series: 1–40
– Green colour, black numbers H = Men. Number series: 100–149
– Blue colour, black numbers M = Leisure class. Number series: 200–449

Vasakvartetten VEIDEKKE (the race's host)
– Red colour, white numbers D = Women. Number series: 600–614.
– Green colour, white numbers H = Men. Number series: 660–679.
– Blue colour, white numbers M = Leisure class. Number series: 800–839

Vasaloppet.TV
Friday, August 19, 17.45:
Follow Ultravasan expert Johnny Hällneby as he runs Trailvasan 10. We will also get to hear other participants' reflections on the race. There will be an opportunity to ask questions directly to Johnny during the broadcast.

Saturday, August 20, 08:00:
Vasaloppet.TV will broadcast Ultravasan 90, Ultravasan 45, Trailvasan 30, Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten. Martin Sellberg will lead the broadcast together with expert Johnny Hällneby. Viktoria Stärner will report from the arena, collecting experiences and stories from participants while making her way down to Mora during the day. Cycling reporters will also broadcast live from the arena. There are fixed cameras at all checkpoints and, of course, the finish line, broadcasting from the finish in Mora. These can also be viewed in retrospectively.

NOTE! The first start in Sälen is at 05:00. But the broadcast with commentary starts at 08:00, about when the leading group in Ultravasan 90 will be passing Evertsberg.
http://www.vasaloppet.tv

Note that 25 of the runners will be equipped with GPS so that their progress can be tracked more easily on vasaloppet.tv.

Estimated finish
Those who want to see the first runners finish should be in place no later than 10:40 on Saturday morning. The finish line closes at 20:00.

Follow participants via live results, text and app
Live results will, as usual, be available at vasaloppet.se. It is also possible to follow specific participants via text message and in the official free app "Vasaloppet". 25 participants are equipped with GPS. Read more:
https://www.vasaloppet.se/en/summer/follow

FACTS/Ultravasan winners since the premiere in 2014
Ultravasan 90, men
2014 Jonas Buud, IFK Mora FK (SWE), 6.02.03
2015 Jonas Buud, IFK Mora FK (SWE), 5.45.08 (Record time!)
2016 Jarle Risa, Undheim IL (NOR), 6.11.49
2017 Elov Olsson, Ockelbo SK (SWE), 6.07.37
2018 Fritjof Fagerlund, LK Roslagen (SWE), 6.01.56
2019 Jim Walmsley, Hoka One One (USA) 5.47.28
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no victor was crowned
2021 Sébastien Spehler, Team Salomon (FRA), 6.09.45

Ultravasan 90, women
2014 Holly Rush, Team Bath AC (GBR), 7.09.04
2015 Jasmin Nunige, Schweiz (SUI), 7.02.35
2016 Jasmin Nunige, Track Club Davos (SUI), 6.54.32
2017 Ida Nilsson, Högby IF (SWE), 6.51.26
2018 Alexandra Morozova, Russia (RUS), 6.43.55 (Record time!)
2019 Alexandra Morozova, Ural (RUS) 7.11.07
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no victor was crowned
2021 Alexandra Morozova, Ural (RUS), 6.48.36

Ultravasan 45, men
2014 Roman Ryapolov, IFK Mora FK (RUS), 2.49.47
2015 Fritjof Fagerlund, Rånäs 4H (SWE), 2.45.30
2016 Roman Ryapolov, IFK Mora OK (RUS), 2.41.47
2017 Erik Anfält, Örebro AIK (SWE), 2.40.28
2018 David Nilsson, Högby IF/MotionMetrix (SWE), 2.39.33 (Record time!)
2019 Fredrik Eriksson, IK Akele (SWE) 2.49.21
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no victor was crowned
2021 Kristofer Låås, Keep Up RC (SWE), 2.41.04

Ultravasan 45, women
2014 Gloria Vinstedt, Sweden (SWE), 3.28.13
2015 Caroline Dubois, France (FRA), 3.13.22
2016 Lisa Ring, IK Nocout.se (SWE), 3.04.18
2017 Joasia Zakrzewski, Great Britain (GBR), 3.06.12
2018 Lisa Ring, IK nocout.se (SWE), 3.03.00 (Record time!)
2019 Sofia Byhlinder, IFK Mora Friidrott (SWE), 3.09.40
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no victor was crowned
2021 Liselotte Hellsten, Spårvägen (SWE), 3.05.38

All top ten placements from Ultravasan 90 and Ultravasan 45 over the years:
https://www.vasaloppet.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/1/2022/03/Ultravasan_genom_tiderna_tio-i-topp_2014-2021.pdf

All races
14 people have run every single Ultravasan 90 since the start and 2 people have run every single Ultravasan 45.

Vasastafetten no. 30 & Vasakvartetten no. 4
Vasastafetten has been held since 1991, arranged by Vasaloppet since 2008. Two competition classes, women and men, and a leisure class. Read the story of Vasastafetten and see all the winners listed:
https://www.vasaloppet.se/en/news/fine-prizes-awarded-as-vasastafetten-turns-30-years

Vasakvartetten also has competition classes, women and men, and a leisure class. The race had its official premiere in 2017.

Vasaloppstrippeln
2014 was the first year it was possible to complete "Vasaloppstrippeln". This year, there are many people who have completed 90, 45 or 30 kilometres of both skiing and running. For this Saturday's running section, 289 of these are registered for Ultravasan 90 so far, 93 for Ultravasan 45 and 122 for Trailvasan 30. The gorgeous "Finisher T-shirt" awaits on the other side of the finish line!

Kranskulla and Kransmas 2022
This year's Kranskulla and Kransmas are Wilma Björkman (IFK Mora) and Edvin Nilsson (Sälens IF).

After the races, by the Vasaloppet finish in Mora
14:30 Awards ceremony for Ultravasan 45 (first 3 women and men), Trailvasan 30 (first 3 women and men) and Vasakvartetten (first woman/man), at the Vasaloppet finish, Mora.
16.00 Awards ceremony for Ultravasan 90 (first 6 women/men), and Vasastafetten (first woman/man), at the Vasaloppet finish, Mora.

Events
There is a lot happening in Sälen and Mora during Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2022. Take part in the whole programme:
https://www.vasaloppet.se/en/programme/calendar

Next year
Registration for the Vasaloppet Summer Week 2023 opens on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 09:00 at www.vasaloppet.se

Follow Vasaloppet throughout the year
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Instagram https://www.instagram.com/vasaloppet

Events in the Vasaloppet Arena 2022–2023

Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2022

Friday 12 August: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår, 94 km, start Sälen
Friday 12 August: Cykelvasasprinten, 1 km, Lindvallen, Sälen
Saturday 13 August: Cykelvasan 90, 94 km, start Sälen
Sunday 14 August: Cykelvasan 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Sunday 14 August: Cykelvasan 30, 32 km, start Oxberg
Sunday 14 August: Ungdomscykelvasan, 32 km, start Oxberg

Friday 19 August: Trailvasan 10, 10 km, start Mora
Saturday 20 August: Ultravasan 90, 90 km, start Sälen
Saturday 20 August: Ultravasan 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 20 August: Trailvasan 30, 30 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 20 August: Vasastafetten, 90 km, running relay for ten-person teams, start Sälen
Saturday 20 August: Vasakvartetten, 90 km, running relay for four-person teams, start Sälen

Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2022 (start places available in all races)

Friday 24 February: Vasaloppet 30, 30 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 25 February: Tjejvasan 30, km, start Oxberg
Sunday 26 February: Ungdomsvasan, 9 km start Eldris, 19 km start Hökberg
Sunday 26 February: Öppet Spår Sunday, 90 km, start Sälen
Monday 27 February: Öppet Spår Monday, 90 km, freestyle, start Sälen
Tuesday 28 February: Vasaloppet 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Friday 3 March: Stafettvasan, 90 km, five-person teams, start Sälen
Friday 3 March: Nattvasan 90, 90 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Sälen
Friday 3 March: Nattvasan 45, 45 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Oxberg
Friday 3 March: Nattvasan 30, 30 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Oxberg
Saturday 4 March: Vasaloppet 10, 9 km, start Eldris
Sunday 5 March: Vasaloppet, 90 km, start Sälen

Vasaloppstrippeln – ski, bike and run, all in one year

Vasaloppstrippeln is a challenge where you complete three races – skiing, cycling and running – during one and the same calendar year. Choose between 90, 45 or 30 kilometres.


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Vasaloppet is the world's biggest cross-country ski race. Vasaloppet's Winter Week with its cross-country skiing and Summer Week with mountain biking and running attract a total of almost 100,000 registered participants every year. Since the beginning in 1922 over 1.7 million participants have passed the finish line portal in Mora. Vasaloppet is a non-profit making organization owned by IFK Mora and Sälens IF. An engine for public health and sports club activities, in forefathers' tracks for future victories!

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Vasaloppet är världens största arrangör av motionslopp, året runt.

Vasaloppet startade 1922, men är mycket äldre än så. Det första Vasaloppet genomfördes redan 1521 av Gustav Eriksson. Under sin flykt undan den danske kungen blev han upphunnen i Sälen och återvände till Mora för att leda upproret mot ockupationsmakten. Gustav Eriksson enade så småningom riket och blev Sveriges första kung, mer känd under namnet Gustav Vasa. Sälen är med andra ord inte enbart startplats för ett av världens största motionslopp, utan också startpunkten för hela vårt lands historia. Det första loppet lockade 119 skidåkare. Idag kommer ca 100 000 deltagare från 49 länder till vår bygd för att åka skidor, springa eller cykla mellan Sälen och Mora. Vasaloppet må ha växt, men syftet är det samma: Att med utgångspunkt från den klassiska sträckan genomföra idrottsarrangemang som skapar resurser och möjligheter för ägarföreningarna samt alla funktionärsföreningar. Med ideella krafter för vi en svensk tradition vidare.

Vasaloppet är en ideell verksamhet som ägs av IFK Mora och Sälens IF. En motor för folkhälsa och föreningsliv.