Roller skiing is a good choice for those, who in winter choose cross-country skiing for their active sport, and “moving” from snow skis to those equipped with wheels is a successful continuation of the work in the summer. This sport can be a challenge for those who have not tried it yet; besides, it is enough with some months to prepare and participate in the expected Nike Riga Run 2012 in August!
The coach of Roller skiing Kristaps Lībietis stresses that it is possible to learn roller skiing in a few trainings, but to develop the technique – always. Meanwhile, this sport is only in the way to the popularity in Latvia to have fans for it as an active life-style sport, therefore, currently mainly the former or the current cross-country skiers and biathlonists for whom it is a training method in the summer participate in it. When the roller skiing was for the first time in the last Nike Riga Run 2011, the participants of Latvian National Team of Biathlon took part - Edgars Piksons, who won the race, Andrejs Rastorgujevs and also Kristaps Lībietis, who has experience of two Olympic Games in biathlon.
The same like last year, this year the competition will be in 10 kilometres and everyone who plans to get on the skis for the first time can do it. Try also you since it can become another challenge for the summer!