Mathilde was born into a dogsledding family. Her mom was racing in Nordic style, and when Mathil…
Story of Mathilde
- 04 March 1996
- Skijöring, Canicross, Biking
Mathilde was born into a dogsledding family. Her mom was racing in Nordic style, and when Mathilde was only three years old, she was skiing with dogs, standing in-between her moms’ legs. She started racing when she was 11. When she was 18, she moved out to go study, and bought her first own dog, Itec. Together Mathilde and Itec have achieved many good results. Mathilde has been studying to become teacher and will be finished with her master-degree the spring 2020. She believes in having fun with the dogs. When she is not competing, she loves to hike with her dogs.
“I love to be active, and I love dogs, therefor dog sports are perfect. I love how I can combine dogs, training and nature”.
Usually in dogsledding you do one or two disciplines, but Mathilde can’t stick with that. Mathilde competes in biking, scooter, canicross, pulka and skijoring. She has also tried 4-dog sprint.
“I believe if you train varied it will make you stronger. Running will make me ski faster, and skiing will make me run faster”.
ItecGSP13 April 2015
Itec will always be special to Mathilde. He is Mathilde’s first dog and has been her sweetheart from day one. Even though he is crazy outside, he is super calm and relaxed inside. The first year of Itec racing he was on the podium almost every time. It did not matter if it was biking, canicross, pulka or skijoring.
When Itec is not racing he is a great hiking-buddy!
“Itec is a smart dog, and you need to spend a lot of time together with him to make him give 100%. Itec always gives a 100% for me, because he trusts me and knows what I expect from him. I believe that the more time you spend with a dog, the better your teamwork will be”.
- Norwegian championships – gold canicross women senior 2017
- Norwegian championships – gold bikejoring women senior 2017
- Norwegian championships – gold relay dryland 2017
- Norwegian championships – silver combined 15km 2018
- Norwegian championships – silver 10km pulka 2018
- European championships – bronze combined 15km 2018
- Norwegian championships- gold canicross women senior 2018
- Norwegian championships – gold bikejoring women senior 2018
- World championships- 5th place two-dog skijoring 2018
- Norwegian championships- gold canicross women senior 2019
- Norwegian championships – silver relay dryland 2019
- European championships- bronze combined 15km 2020