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Women in the Viking Age
Today, Norwegian women enjoy positions of power in business and politics, but what exactly were things like during the long history of the Vikings? Most people know the legend of the valkyries and have heard of supposed female Viking warriors known as shield maidens. But what was life really like for Viking women?
Although Henrik and Filip are talented runners in their own right, it’s also fair to say the youngest of the three brothers, Jakob, often steals most of the headlines. The 20-year-old, like his brothers, started early. He’s been in the professional running environment since the age of 8, competing locally in Norway – and occasionally beyond.