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Who is the best Vasaloppet skier of all time from your country?

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Who is the best Vasaloppet skier of all time from your country?

Vasaloppet started in 1922 and this year will see the 99th Vasaloppet. It initially started as a Swedish national competition and the first foreign participants joined in 1948. These days, about 25% of the starting participants are international. But do you know who from your country has the best results? We have the list.

Vasaloppet has had international winners 32 times (ten of which are in the women's class which became official in 1997). After Sweden, Norway is the most successful with 17 victories.

Here are the top placements for men and women from around 30 different nations

(Nation, gender, placement, name, year.)

AUSTRALIA
Men: 35, David Hislop, 1986
Women: 38, Esther Bottomley, 2015

AUSTRIA
M: 1, Walter Mayer, 1980; 1, Michail Botvinov, 1997
W: 1, Katerina Smutná, 2016

BELARUS
M: 35, Aliaksei Ivanou, 2006
W: 1, Svetlana Nageikina, 2002

BELGIUM:
M: 586, Erik Vliegen, 2017
W: 428, An Van Rie, 2012

CANADA
M: 20, Brian McKeever, 2017
W: 11, Andrea Dupont, 2013

CHINA
M: 24, Li Geliang, 2006
W: 5, Hongxue Li, 2005

CZECH REPUBLIC
M: 2, Stanislav Rezák, 2011
W: 3, Katerina Smutná, 2018, 2019, 2020

DENMARK
M: 19, Rasmus Jensen, 2000
W: 23, Signe Schlöer, 2014

ESTONIA
M: 1, Raul Olle, 2000
W: 7, Katrin Mauring, 2006

FINLAND
M: 1, Pekka Kuvaja, 1954; 1, Pauli Siitonen, 1973
W: 4, Lena Ray, 1994

FRANCE
M: 1, Jean-Paul Pierrat, 1978
W: 4, Annick Vaxelaire, 2004

GERMANY
M: 4, Jochen Behle, 1996
W: 4, Constanze Blum, 2001

HUNGARY
M: 302, Zoltan Tagscherer, 2008
W: 198, Marosffy Orsolya, 2008

ICELAND
M: 59, Einar Olafsson, 1987
W: 211, Audur Kristín Ebenezersdóttir, 2019

ISRAEL
M: 298, Daniel Kuzmin, 2004
W: 134, Katarina Kuzmina, 2005

ITALY
M: 5, Marco Cattaneo, 2004
W: 1, Christina Paluselli, 2006

JAPAN
M: 25, Katsuhito Ebisawa, 2006
W: 3, Sumiko Yokoyama, 2008

KAZAKHSTAN
M: 69, Kuanysh Kambarbayev, 2012
W: -

LATVIA
M: 187, Janis Teteris, 2010
W: 219, Zanete Leimane, 2019

LIECHTENSTEIN
M: 124, Markus Hasler, 2009
W: 53, Alexandra Crusius-Hasler, 2009

LITHUANIA
M: 763, Janis Melbardis, 2011
W: 807, Aina Ambraziene, 2018

NETHERLANDS
M: 214, Björn Haring, 2019
W: 12, Carolien Ten Bosch, 1994

NEW ZEALAND
M: 121, Christopher Rolfe, 1998
W: 689, Susan Carnahan, 2002

NORWAY
M: 1, Ole Ellefsäter, 1971; 1, Anders Aukland, 2004; 1, Jörgen Aukland, 2008; 1, Jörgen Aukland, 2013; 1, John Kristian Dahl, 2014; 1, Petter Eliassen, 2015; 1, John Kristian Dahl, 2016; 1, John Kristian Dahl, 2017; 1, Andreas Nygaard, 2018; 1, Tore Björset Berdal, 2019; 1, Petter Eliassen, 2020; 1, Tord Asle Gjerdalen, 2021; 1, Andreas Nygaard, 2022
W: 1, Vibeke Skofterud, 2012; Laila Kveli, 2013; 1, Laila Kveli, 2014; 1, Astrid Öyre Slind, 2022

POLAND
M: 22, Jozef Luszcek, 1987
W: 1, Justyna Kowalczyk, 2015

RUSSIA
M: 6, Ilya Chernousov, 2017
W: 1, Svetlana Nageikina, 2000

SLOVAKIA
M: 122, Jan Valuska, 1996
W: 20, Barbara Jezersek, 2016

SLOVENIA
M: 831, Jani Krsinar, 1994
W: 12, Maja Benedicic, 2010

SPAIN
M: 142, Sadurni Betriu Boix, 2019
W: 184, Isabel Dumall, 2007

SWITZERLAND
M: 1, Konrad Hallenbarter, 1983
W: 2, Seraina Boner, 2013

UNITED KINGDOM
M: 102, Andrew Musgrave, 2012
W: 384, Lucy Ryan, 2007

UNITED STATES
M: 6, Audun Endestad, 1984
W: 1, Kerrin Petty, 1998

Footnotes
Women were allowed to ski Vasaloppet 1981–1996 in the same class as the men. Since 1997, women have their own competition class.

Gert-Dietmar Klause of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) won Vasaloppet in 1975, and Ivan Garanin of the Soviet Union won in 1977.

Svetlana Nageikina won Vasaloppet two times, competing for different nations (Russia and Belarus). Katerina Smutná also skied for two different nations (Austria and the Czech Republic).

Look up more countries and more skiers
Several other nations have participated in Vasaloppet over the years. Unfortunately, the Vasaloppet database is somewhat incomplete when searching years before the introduction of modern computers, which may have affected the list above. But, with that caveat, you can search and find the best results from any country that has participated in Vasaloppet.
https://results.vasaloppet.se/2023/?lang=EN_CAP&pid=start
Choose: Results > Advanced search > Year: All > Event: All Vasaloppet > Gender > Nation > Order by Place > Ascending.

Start list 2023
Who from your country are skiing Vasaloppet 2023? Find them on the start list.
https://results.vasaloppet.se/2023/?lang=EN_CAP&pid=startlist


Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena in 2023


Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2023
(registration open, start places still available in all ski 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

Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2023
(registration open, start places available in all bike and running races)

Friday 11 August: Cykelvasan 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Friday 11 August: Cykelvasan 30, 32 km, start Oxberg
Friday 11 August: Ungdomscykelvasan, 32 km, start Oxberg
Friday 11 August: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår, 94 km, start Sälen
Saturday 12 August: Cykelvasan 90, 94 km, start Sälen
Friday 18 August: Trailvasan 10, 10 km, start Mora
Saturday 19 August: Ultravasan 90, 90 km, start Sälen
Saturday 19 August: Ultravasan 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 19 August: Trailvasan 30, 30 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 19 August: Vasastafetten, 90 km, running relay for ten-person teams, 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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