From his debut in the World Cup in 2005 when he finished 50th overall through last season, when he became an Olympic champion in the 50 km in Sochi, Aleksander Legkov has left his mark on skiing. In almost every race during the season, Legkov can be seen with a driven, aggressive style. He leads early and often. In 2013, he was the first Russian to win the Tour de Ski, a coveted result. Legkov is a familiar face in Russia, and he has used Swix poles extensively through his career.