Mikael’s Background 

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Born: January 15, 1969 in Finland

Ultra races: Attended almost 40 different ultra races in Finland and abroad since 2004. My results in DUV statistics

Other race activities: rogaining, adventure sports, orienteering, marathons, shorter trail runs

Other training activities: cycling, yoga, strength training at the gym, regaining, orienteering and swimming

Work status: System Specialist at Nokia

Sports history as a child: How it all began

I have always had a passion for exercise. I grew up doing lots of sports with my family. Since I was 12 years old, my father has been coaching me both in physical and orienteering skills. In addition to orienteering I learned the first basic steps of improving my physical fitness and systematic training.

I like to challenge myself. My nutrition studies support my goals in ultrarunning. For the last 10 years Sari and I have concentrated more and more on mental coaching. I have attended an NLP training course and several other seminars in that field. I have also coached several people in nutrition and sports. My attitude for life and training is positive and future-oriented.

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