The FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup got under way this weekend with the Ruka Triple in Finland, where Norway dominated the pursuit races on Sunday, with triple Olympic champion Marit Bjørgen winning in the ladies 10km and Martin Johnsrud Sundby taking the men´s 15km race.
Sundby´s victory was secured when he sprinted in the finishing stretch to clock a time 36:50.6, beating Russia´s Maxim Vylegzhanin by just 0.1 seconds.
In the ladies event Marit Bjørgen won the event for the fourth year in a row, even though she had struggled in the sprint events of the first two days, which were both won by Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland.
YLE of Finland were covering the event using Gigawave wireless camera systems, including a total of eight H.264 clip-ons to catch all of the action around the course, two of which were used with Steadicams operated on the back of Skidoos.
With tough conditions at the event, and even race winner Sundby remarking how cold it was, the Gigawave equipment once again proved how capable it is at coping with the most extreme environments, so much so that even Santa wanted to get his hands on one. We know what he wants for Christmas!