Diana Finkel had to be the most surprised skier in the Superior Dome on Saturday afternoon.
Informed shortly after coming indoors that she might be the women's winner of the 50-kilometer freestyle race at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, she was incredulous.
Then when she checked in at the results station and found out it was true, she could barely contain her bewilderment.
"I'm surprised, I'm just shocked," the 42-year-old resident of South Fork, Colo., said after her first time skiing the Noque. "These were some tough conditions, so I think that helped me today."