Heidi Weng

Young, ambitious and destined for great things.

Heidi Weng skis down a slope, wearing a bright red ski suit and goggles, and flanked by the tips of young alpine trees
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Hi, my name is Heidi Weng. My discipline is cross country skiing. I was born on 20 July 1991 in Oslo, Norway. My special talent is fell running.

Bio

Born in 1991 close to Oslo, Norway, Heidi Weng grew up in a traditional Norwegian family. During the long winter seasons, she and her family would embark on long cross-country ski trips every weekend.

It quickly became apparent that Weng had a great talent for cross-country skiing. Her rapid progress in the sport saw her make it into the female senior national team after achieving three gold medals at the Junior World Championships. Several 2012 World Cup podiums spots later, Heidi Weng was really starting to make a name for herself.

Since 2010, Weng has also been a Norwegian Senior champion in fell running, also known as mountain running or hill running. This sport comprises cross-country running with a twist; athletes race over extreme terrain with perilous gradients, so ultimate fitness and endurance are key. As you might expect, as a cross country ski champion, ultimate fitness and an appetite for endurance are two facets that Weng is very well acquainted with!

Weng spends most of her time on the road with the senior national team – representing the club IL i BUL. Keep an eye out for this Norwegian sensation, soon coming to the mountains and snowy plains near you.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2017
    1. 1st Place Overall: FIS Cross-Country World Cup

      Won the distance title and the overall World Cup.

  2. 2017
    1. 2nd Place: Women’s 10km Pursuit World Cup

      Quebec City, Canada

    2. 2nd Place: FIS Nordic World Ski Championships – 30km

      Lathi, Finland

    3. 1st Place: FIS Nordic World Ski Championships – Team Sprint

      Lahti, Finland

    4. 3rd Place: FIS Cross Country World Cup Distance

      Otepää, Estonia

    5. 3rd Place: FIS Cross-Country World Cup Distance

      Falun, Sweden

    6. 1st Place: FIS Tour de Ski

      Val die Fiemme, Italy

  3. 2016
    1. 1st Place: FIS Cross-Country World Cup Distance

      Also first place in the team sprint as part of the Norwegian team.

      La Clusaz, France