Sunday Rundown: Bjørgen Fends Off Diggins in Holmenkollen 30 k

FIS Cross Country World Cup (Oslo, Norway): Women’s 30 k freestyle mass start Marit Bjørgen, the Norwegian queen of distance cross-country events, racked up another victory at Holmenkollen in the women’s 30-kilometer freestyle mass start on Sunday for her seventh win in the World Cup’s ultimate distance event at the famed Norwegian venue. (She had […]

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Pärmäkoski Untouchable in Lahti 10 k; Bjornsen 7th, Saying ‘Let’s Just Send It’

The 2018 Olympics were pretty successful for Finland, in terms of cross-country skiing: Iivo Niskanen won gold in the 50 k and Krista Pärmäkoski earned silver in the 30 k and bronze in the skiathlon and the 10 k skate. After the Games finished, the FIS Cross Country World Cup moved to Finland, but on […]

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Pärmäkoski Untouchable in Lahti 10 k; Bjornsen 7th, Saying ‘Let’s Just Send It’

The 2018 Olympics were pretty successful for Finland, in terms of cross-country skiing: Iivo Niskanen won gold in the 50 k and Krista Pärmäkoski earned silver in the 30 k and bronze in the skiathlon and the 10 k skate. After the Games finished, the FIS Cross Country World Cup moved to Finland, but on […]

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Sunday Rundown: Parmakoski Wins At Home in Lahti 10 k

FIS Cross Country World Cup (Lahti, Finland): Women’s 10 k classic interval-start Racing at home in Finland, Krista Parmakoski picked a good time to collect the second World Cup victory of her career, and again in a 10 k classic. Parmakoski’s first win came in the 10 k classic in Planica, Slovenia, earlier this season. In second […]

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Classic Bjørgen Closes Out Olympic Career with 30 k Gold; Diggins 7th

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Madshus USA, Concept2, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Swix Sport US for their generous support, which made this coverage possible. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — In the final stretch, the familiar Marit Bjørgen ceremony went down with no other skiers in sight and the Norwegian flag in her hand. The […]

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Sunday Olympic Rundown: Bjørgen Dominates 30 k Classic; Diggins 7th

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Madshus USA, Concept2, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Swix Sport US for their generous support, which made this coverage possible. *** 2018 Olympics (PyeongChang, South Korea): Women’s 30 kilometer mass start classic Marit Bjørgen went out with a bang. Skiing in presumably the final Olympics race of her illustrious career, the most-decorated Winter Olympian […]

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Team Sprint Tidbits: The Best of What You Haven’t Read

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Madshus USA, Concept2, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Swix Sport US for their generous support, which made this coverage possible. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — There was a lot to process Wednesday, what with the U.S. women’s team sprint Olympic gold medal and all. But now that we’ve had […]

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After 42 Years, U.S. Strikes Olympic Gold with Randall, Diggins in Team Sprint

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Madshus USA, Concept2, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Swix Sport US for their generous support, which made this coverage possible. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea —The most precious of medals. Gold. Forty-two years is a long time. Until Wednesday evening, Bill Koch’s silver medal at the 1976 Olympics was the […]

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U.S Women Fifth for Best-Ever Olympic Relay Finish; Canada 13th

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Madshus USA, Concept2, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Swix Sport US for their generous support, which made this coverage possible. *** PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Cross-country is still a roots sports in the United States. Woods-skiers and fitness buffs stoke the small engine driving the sport. But every four years, the buildup begins. The pressure […]

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U.S Women Fifth for Best-Ever Olympic Relay Finish; Canada 13th

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Madshus USA, Concept2, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Swix Sport US for their generous support, which made this coverage possible. *** PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Cross-country is still a roots sports in the United States. Woods-skiers and fitness buffs stoke the small engine driving the sport. But every four years, the buildup begins. The pressure […]

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