Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished fifth in the women’s classic sprint, keeping up with the fast heat and crushing the brutal uphill finish. Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland took the top spot for women.
We had a team of six (three women, three men) representing the USA in six different races. In ski-orienteering, the distances aren't set because the courses are different each time.
The junior skiers from Great Lakes were on the podium at this year's J2 National Championships in New Hampshire!
It was a near-record year for the Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon in Calumet, Michigan, with 493 skiers participating in Saturday's ski race.
2013 Muffin Races at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon, MI. There are two videos, one for the Pursuit Race, one for the 1km kids race.
As we turned off the highway to the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, the rain magically stopped. Maybe the Michigan Cup Relays would be dry after all.
Photos from the 2013 Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Higgins Lake, MI.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) came back with a second straight career best World Cup day, finishing 18th in the 10k classic at the Lahti Ski Games.
Kikkan Randall outskied World Champion Marit Bjoergen, winning a photo finish by a boot length, to take the win in a freestyle sprint in Lahti clinching her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title.
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan races. Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, Toko... Check for additions and updates later.
The Cross Country Ski Headquarters leads the senior Brumbaugh Cup competition, and the Vasa Ski Club owns the junior Baic Cup this year, but the race for the Michigan Cup is tight...
Vasa Ski Club's Eli Brown jumped the top of the Michigan Cup standings by winning the Black Mountain Classic race last weekend. Amy Powell held onto to her lead to take the Women's Title
Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.