Famous Norwegian biathlete OLE Einar Bjoerndalen will perform in the “Race of legends” on the eve of the European championship on biathlon in Belarusian Raubichi. The race is scheduled for 18 February.
This was stated by the wife Bjoerndalen biathlete Darya Domracheva was the TV channel “Belarus 5”.
In her words, “Race of legends” could take part and four-time Olympic champion and seven-time world champion German Sven Fischer. However, he did not make it back from salt lake city, where he will work as the expert on TV during the world Cup.
For the most Domracheva “Race of legends” will be the official farewell to the great sport.
In addition to “Racing legends”, in Raubichi on 18 and 24 February will be held the European championship in biathlon, as well as the stage of the freestyle world Cup.
Who is OLE Einar Bjoerndalen?
The veteran and eight-time Olympic champion and the most titled athlete in the history of biathlon world Championships (20 wins). In April 2018 Bjoerndalen said about the end of a career. At the time he was 44 years old. However, after the athlete took part in a Christmas race (commercial tournament on New year’s eve at the stadium in the German Gelsenkirchen) in conjunction with his wife. He finished third thanks to the noble act of the German Benedict Share, missed it forward before the finish.