He has not lost in long distances this season. In addition, Irene Schutten sharpened her record in each of the three and five kilometers. The counter is already at four this winter.
The 29-year-old from North Holland has clearly played in both the NK Distance and the first World Cups. The start of the dreaming season, especially during the Olympic winter.
Still, the fifth win in a row, a new record set aside, does not seem self-evident. On the one hand, a record at the World Cup in Salt Lake City would immediately mark a world record, but mainly because Schouten has not been in the snow for the past two weeks.
After the World Cup in Stavanger, Norway, he went to Tenerife for a training camp in the sun. Stay away from snow. “I don’t know what to expect,” Schouten says after arriving in North America. “A week later it’s crazy, you can not forget it, but you have to realize again: what’s your shot?”
‘Of course I have to win’
“I hope it ends a little better, but I know it’s hard to get to the first place.” Yet Shouton did not resign himself to premature defeat. Isabelle Weidemann, a two – time World Cup silver medalist behind Schouten, has been warned. “Of course I want to win. In the beginning I was like that.”
Below is a list of World Cups to be held in Salt Lake City: