Doing Things Her Own Way, Erika Flowers is Third at the American Birkie

At the end of the 2018 season after being on the wrong side of the cusp of making the Olympic team, Erika Flowers made a transition in her ski career. She left her Stratton Mountain School T2 training group and returned home to Bozeman, MT where she began a role as the Associate Director at […]

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Doing Things Her Own Way, Erika Flowers is Third at the American Birkie

At the end of the 2018 season after being on the wrong side of the cusp of making the Olympic team, Erika Flowers made a transition in her ski career. She left her Stratton Mountain School T2 training group and returned home to Bozeman, MT where she began a role as the Associate Director at […]

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Red, White, and… Black? A Visual History of the USST Uniform, 2008–2019

A national team uniform for cross-country skiing has to do a lot of things. At the most utilitarian level, it has to wick sweat and aid performance while an athlete pursues one of the world’s most demanding sports at temperatures between –4 F and 40, in steady snow or driving rain or anything in between. […]

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Skiers Running Fast: Four Skiers Break 3 Hours in NYC Marathon

View this post on Instagram Teamwork makes the dream work! So fun to run the @nycmarathon with @lizhillstephen and @idasargent . We all ran for @aktiv_usa , just appreciated a great day running with humanity and all got UNDER 3! #bettertogether #aktivagainstcancer A post shared by Kikkan Randall (@kikkanimal) on Nov 3, 2019 at 12:43pm […]

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Kikkan Randall Joins the Sub Three Hour Marathon Club One Year Post Chemotherapy

Statistically speaking, only 2% of people who enter a marathon will finish under three hours. This held true during the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon where 1,206 of the 52,706 runners broke the three hour barrier. Yesterday, four familiar cross country skiers became part of the elusive 2%.  Brian Gregg was first across the […]

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Full Circle: Ida Sargent Begins Her Next Chapter In the Northeast Kingdom

As winter wanes and spring looms, many athletes choose to announce the bittersweet change of their own season of life, retirement from the sport to embark on a new pursuit. This March, after seven seasons on the U.S. Ski Team, 31-year-old Ida Sargent decided the time had come for something new. “I knew after Sochi […]

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Full Circle: Ida Sargent Begins Her Next Chapter In the Northeast Kingdom

As winter wanes and spring looms, many athletes choose to announce the bittersweet change of their own season of life, retirement from the sport to embark on a new pursuit. This March, after seven seasons on the U.S. Ski Team, 31-year-old Ida Sargent decided the time had come for something new. “I knew after Sochi […]

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Saturday Race Rundown

FIS World Cup Falun, Sweden 1.4 k Freestyle Sprint On a day when sugary snow and a deteriorating course picked off skiers trying to advance during Falun, Sweden’s 1.4-kilometer freestyle sprint Stina Nilsson, yes of Sweden, took the win. She won the final in 3:07.72 over Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla  in second (+0.67). The day’s […]

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Falla Locks Up Drammen Sprint; Diggins Strides to Fifth

The World Cup entourage gathered Tuesday at the head of the Drammensjord in Norway. The 1.2-kilometer classic sprint in Drammen, Norway — the post-Holmenkollen sprint stop on the calendar — was held under overcast skies and within a city center jammed with fans. Coming into Tuesday’s classic sprint, Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla had claimed two […]

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Niskanen Wins Cogne 10 k Classic; Brennan 21st

World Cup racers in the Cogne, Italy 10-kilometer classic individual start enjoyed blues skies and sunshine on Sunday,  the temperate weather seeming to have carried over from Saturday’s sprint. Winning the women’s race was Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen in a time of 27:24.8. The victory is Niskanen’s second individual World Cup win–her first came five years […]

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