Born: 6. May 1978 in Oulu, Finland
Sport: Cross-country skiing
Club: Oulun Hiihtoseura
VO2 max: 73
Riitta-Liisa Roponen has used Polar products in all her training for 15 years. The most important reason for using a training computer has been to keep the training in desired intensity. Based on heart rate, it’s easy to determine training loads, which helps in avoiding over or under training. For the moment, Riitta-Liisa is using Polar RS800CX but she loves to use the Polar FT60 as well, because it rewards after a successful training week with stars or a trophy. After winning the 10 km pursuit in the World Cup Finals in Falun, Riitta-Liisa is striving for team and individual gold medals in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.