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Fridtjof Nansen Posted by on Dec 9, 2010

Nansen (Oct. 10, 1861-May 13, 1930) grew up nearby Christiania (now Oslo), where his interests in expeditions and the outdoors blossomed.  At age 2, Fridtjof was on skis and later skates.  He broke the world record for skating one mile and for 12 consecutive years won the cross-country skiing championship in Norway.  As a boy…

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