|Jossan was born with skis on her feet in Kråkberget in Tärnafjällen. Mamma Elisabeth says that she never learned to walk but started running directly after her two big sisters. Växte upp med skidorna på fötterna i Kråkberget vid Ryfjällets fot i Tärnafjällen. She now lives in Kylören with by the Baltic Sea with Björn and their dog Lo. When she started competing less on cross country ski she started with multisport and Jossan has competed with the team since 2004. She still skis a bit during the winter and is now getting more and more into perhaps the world's best outdoor sport, Ski alpinism.|
Where did you grow up?Kråkberget, Tärnafjällen, in your typical Swedish red house with white trim. We were free to roam past the lake below our house and off up Ry mountain, as long as we said beforehand which way we were planning to go.
Idols?Ingemar Stenmark, I'd also like to keep my Tärna dialect, even if I haven't lived there since leaving home. And to still be so fit when I'm over 50!
What was your first Adventure race?Norrlandsknäcket in Bjurholm but my first expedition race was Le Grand Tour 2004 in Karlstad.
Little known / unlikely fact about yourself?I can make a pretty mean chocolate cake.
What you will do when your knees finally give out?Then it's time to start freestyle skiing or moguls. If the knees are already stuffed I don't need to worry about getting injured and can go hard.
Occupation?Studying to be a nurse. I also work part time at a daycare and in an outdoor store.
Worst Adventure racing experience?My first multisport race. I raced with Martina Höök and neither of us could navigate, especially not then. A summary of our race was that we quickly went the wrong way. In the end we threw the map away in frustration. Luckily we went back and got the map, finished the race and continued with our multisport careers...
Biggest "blow"?Acute overuse of my knee in Le Grand Tour 2004. I couldn't run at all and the last leg 35km of canoeing in a race for first. My teammates dragged me in the canoe through central Sunne and over the finish line - but we took the win!
Favourite Adventure Racing food?Mountain House Lasagne och licorice.
Favourite Race?Adventure Racing World Cahmpionship in Hemavan och Nordland. Fantastic! Beautiful nature, great course, fun teammates, good food, nice weather and home terrain- yeah pretty much everything except for my sore feet.
20112nd Adventure Racing World Championship, Australia
1st The APEX Alpine Expedition Race, Switzerland
20101st Adventure racing World Championships, Spain
1st Haglöfs Åre Extreme Challenge, Sweden
1st Polar Adventurerace, Sweden
20094th Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
20084th An Turas Moor, Ireland
1st Explore Sweden
6th Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
20071st Swedish championships, female
3rd Åre Extreme Challenge, Sweden