Indoor ski record goes to vegan athlete
Hege Jenssen took a break from her normal sport – and took a world record.
The Norwegian approaches 13 years vegan and is a national and international competitor in Kettlebell. Earlier this year she took 9th in the Rouge Slingshot Challenge International.
Hege and her friend have just completed a gruelling challenge on the indoor skiing machine. The duo aimed for 100 kilometres between them on one machine. They completed it in 7 hours 23 minutes and 51 seconds.
As the Concept 2 Ski machine was linked centrally, this was verified as a world record.
Hege was very happy with the record.
“I got the idea from a friend who did the same, but only on the rower” she said. “During the pandemic and all gyms where closed here for a long time, I bought my own SkiErg. Then I started playing around with longer distances, and I did a marathon in 2021.”
Hege fuelled the record attempt by eating every 30 minutes. “It was energy gels, vegan candy, chocolate soy milk, apple juice and a coca cola during the last hour.”
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