Emma Klingenberg: “I moved for new experiences”

Posted on | October 6, 2014 | Category: Arena

WC mellomdistanse Liestal i Sveits Lørdag 4. oktober 2014


Emma Klingenberg has had some great years in Aarhus, but she wanted something new. In August she settled down in Stockholm. That has already given results.

When Emma finished third in the Middle Distance race in the World Cup on Saturday, that was the first time the JWOC champion from 2008 has been at the very top in a forest race. “My best result from Middle or Long previously was a 15th place,” she says.

The Dane has for a long time been an incredible sprinter, with the gold from 2008 in Gothenburg as the impressive start. She was just 16 at that time. Six years later she is a young senior and has taken a big step. To Sweden. “I moved there in July, and the plan is a one and a half year stay,” she says.

Emma has been living in Aarhus in recent years and has been a part of the very successful club Pan Aarhus that has written history by being the first club outside Finland, Sweden and Norway to win Venla and Tiomila.

Most of the Danish stars live in Aarhus. They push each other to new levels, and Emma thinks that that was important in achieving so many great Danish results this year.

– But you’ve moved?

“I wanted to get more training in different terrain from Aarhus and Denmark, and it’s very good to be in Stockholm,” she says.

There have already been a lot of training sessions for her in unknown forest. “I am already getting positive results from that.”

In Liestal she showed it in practice in the forest. And her favourite distance? Also good, but “only” number four. This weekend she was best in the forest.

She has changed to the club Järla in the Swedish capital. The sports training is combined with full-time teacher education.


Photo and text: Erik Borg

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