Five Rut Questions With: Emelie Forsberg

It's that time of year where daylight is fleeting quickly, the air is crisp, and snow is threatening to fall in the high country.  It is Rut season.  On Sept 12th & 13th, hundreds of runners from across the globe will descend on Big Sky Resort to push their physical limits on the scree laden slopes of Lone Peak.  To give you insight into who will be running The Rut 50k and why they're excited to come to Montana, we've asked each elite runners five questions.  Leading up to the race we will post responses daily from world class runners such as Kilian Jornet, Anna Frost, Adam Campbell, Paul Hamilton, Ellie Greenwood, Rickey Gates, Luke Nelson, Sage Canaday, Emelie Forsberg, and others including Montana's finest ultra runners.  It is time for The Rut.
Emelie Forsberg


1.Have you ever been to Montana? If so, where?
Some years ago I spent 5 months climbing in USA and canada and I went to a really nice climbing place in Montana, I can´t remember the name now though. But I liked it a lot! It was also very nice for trail running in that area.


2.Besides the Rut, what are you looking forward to most about coming to Montana?
To explore! 

3.What are some of the highlights of your 2014 racing season?
Skyrunning world champs and a race I did in my home mountains of Sweden!

4.What is it about the Rut that made you sign up for this event?
It´s in the world series. But also because it´s a new area of exploring and to see new mountains. it´s a good opportunity to go there.

5. On a scale from 1-10 how much would you say you enjoy running off trail on slabs of talus the size of dinner plates that constantly slip and slide out from under your feet, or better yet, flip up and hit you really hard in the ankle bones and shin?
10. But normally  I´m pretty good not to hurt myself in that kind of terrain :) !

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