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Skier Vylegzhanin does not intend to finish his career in marathons, despite suspension

MOSCOW, July 1 – RIA Novosti, Sergei Smyshlyaev. Russian skier Maxim Vylegzhanin, a three-time Olympic silver medalist, told RIA Novosti that despite being suspended, he has no intention of finishing his career in marathons.

In mid-June, the Worldloppet International Ski Marathon Federation suspended Russian and Belarusian skiers from participating in competitions under its auspices. 39-year-old Vylegzhanin has specialized in marathon races in recent seasons.

“As you know, our skiers were suspended not only from the marathon series, but also from the World Cup. Of course, I always wanted sports to stay out of politics, but that’s how I have to live. I ended my professional career in 2019 and when it comes to marathons “, then this is still more of an amateur series. But yes, I’m still training, I’m fit and I want to run a marathon again. I hope the suspension is lifted,” said Vylegzhanin.

Source: Ria

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