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Andrew Musgrave

XC SKI-DISTANCE

United Kingdom, 29 years old

"Muzzy" was born and raised in Huntly, Scotland but now lives in Trondheim so as to be one of the best skiers in the world. He has already been on two World Cup podiums and won one title at the Norwegian championships. Andrew is one of the funniest athletes on the circuit but also one of the most hardworking.

Stories

Andrew is the best British Nordic skier of all time, and 2017 has been his best season so far. At the 2017 World Championships in Lahti he finished fourth in the  50 kilometre. He also finished 3rd in Toblach (15 kilometre).  His best results are in skiathlon. Indeed, he finished 7th at the 2018 Winter Olympics ; he also finished 7th at the 2019 World Championships in Seefeld.   

 

He's getting better and better each season. He finished 21st overall this season. Andrew has high ambitions and he now wants to win his first world cup race. His goals are clear : he wants to bring a World Championship medal home. 

 

 

What is your favorite training ?  

My favourite place to train is at home in Trondheim. We spend so much time travelling to races and training camps throughout the year that it's nice to get back and be on home soil. Trondheim is great for training, there are tons of decent roads for roller-skiing in the summer and the tracks are really good in the winter. It’s definitely worth a visit!

What is your favorite race format ? 

My favourite race format is the 50km. It’s long and painful, but it’s also the ultimate test of endurance for a cross country skier. 

What is your favorite race place ? 

My favourite place to race has to be Oslo. Norwegians are crazy about skiing, so there is always an amazing atmosphere and huge crowds cheering us on. It’s also one of the hardest tracks on the world cup circuit. If you win in Oslo you are definitely a machine!

What is your best memory in your sport ?

I have too many good memories of skiing to pick just one favourite! Some of the best though definitely have to be spending time out in the garden building jumps and playing about in the snow as a kid. 

What are your hobbies apart from your sport ?

Outside of cross-country I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Fishing & ski touring are a couple of my favourites. 

What music do you like to listen to when you're training / preparing for a race ?

I listen to a bit of an eclectic mix of music. You’ll find me listening to everything from Rage Against the Machine to Dizzee Rascal to Beethoven. 

 

PALMARES

 

Best World Cup overall ranking  21st in 2018-2019

 

Number of World Cup podiums 2 individual podiums

 

Participations at World Championships 6

 

Medals at World Championships 0

 

Participation in the Olympic Games  3

 

Medals at the Olympic Games  0

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Photos

Andrew Musgrave during Individual Sprint Skate in Val Mustair 2019
Andrew Musgrave testing classic skis in Val Di Fiemme
Andrew Musgrave during 15km Classic in Seefeld 2019 WSC
Andrew Musgrave in the finish area in Seefeld 2019 WSC