Anyone who is involved in the skiing world knows the history of the Holmenkollen 50k. it's one of the oldest and most bad ass ski races out there taking place just outside of Oslo city on some of the toughest ski courses you can put together. Last weekend I was lucky enough to get the chance to race the 50k and it was an incredible experience. With temperatures creeping up toward 50 degrees it was a hot and slushy sufferfest, with record slow times because of the slow snow. No skier under 2.5 hours. The thousands and thousands of people lining the course made it all worth the effort though.