That are some great stories.
The Harvey family is popular in Scandinavia. Pierre was the only good North-Amarican skier at the end of the 80s, and if you win in Holmenkollen you will always be special.
Alex is one of the great skier the last 10 years. He is always up there no matter distance or if it is skate/classics.
What I love about endurance sports is that most people involved are positive, willing to share knowledge and want as many people as possible to take part in the sport.
Some weeks ago I was back in Norway visiting family. I went to a nigh ski area, at the same time I was there the local club had a children's Wednesday race.
I start talking to one of the organizer, he looked familiar. It was Trond Iversen, one of the world's best sprinters in the 2000s.
He talked to me for more than one hours about how they organize training from the age of 8 to senior. I have taking a lot his knowledge back to me to our club her in Seattle.
Great skiing again today.
Fun fact, Johannes Klaebo's coach is his grandpa.
Here you have a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZtCPqm4fQ
Member of Valhalla Racing Team XC-skiing coach at Momentum Northwest