LAHTI, Finland — Moments before the women’s 10-kilometer classic individual start at the 2017 Nordic World Championships on Tuesday, temperatures read 35 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity hovered around 97 percent — the air nearly saturated. Earlier in the day, a near-ground fog lapped the tops of the three iconic ski jumps looming above the ski stadium. […]
LAHTI, Finland — While Monday marked a rest day for skiers competing in the 2017 Nordic World Championships, FasterSkier took the opportunity to sit down and chat with Sadie Bjornsen of the U.S. Ski Team, one day after she earned bronze with teammate Jessie Diggins in the women’s 1.3-kilometer classic team sprint. Not only was it […]
LAHTI, Finland — The breath taken out of a nation. Throughout the lifetime of a sporting fan, high-stakes races or games offer the chance for seared-into-the-neurons moments, things you remember for an eternity with the distinct recollection of where you were and what you were doing when the news came down. But those are exceptionally […]
LAHTI, Finland — Electric. With every jumbotron shot of Finland’s Krista Parmakoski or a glimpse of her powerful compact-frame as she lapped through the stadium, the hometown Finns were electric. White and blue flags waved. Like anywhere in the world when a brilliant athletic performance unfolds in the home country, the roars for Parmakoski were […]
LAHTI, Finland — FasterSkier had an opportunity to interview Thursday’s 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships medalists Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall at the athletes’ village outside Lahti. (Note: the interviews were conducted in a non-studio environment and are best listened to without headphones.) For both U.S. Ski team members, it was their second-career individual World […]
On an unsettled night for weather where it snowed off and on during the freestyle sprint heats in Lahti, two things were settled: The U.S. Ski Team hauled in two pieces of hardware, Jessie Diggins scored silver, Kikkan Randall took bronze.
LAHTI, Finland — Up until the final 100 meters of Thursday’s race, it looked as if the 2017 Nordic World Championships sprint title belonged to Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov. In fact, Ustiugov had won the qualifier in a time of 3:11.72 minutes, a commanding 2.7 seconds over Norway’s Finn Hågen Krogh. The Russian reigning Tour de […]
LAHTI, Finland — Yesterday’s lick of blue sky winter sun was fleeting, as Lahti woke to overcast skies and buzz that new snow was imminent. Race time temps hovered around 24 degrees Fahrenheit, but with 78-percent humidity and a brisk wind — some would say ripping — blowing out of the west, it felt wind-brief […]
Through the four legs of the women’s Junior World’s 4 x 3.3 k relay the U.S. team was in it. Nordic Nation has the coach, Bryan Fish, and the four skiers (Hailey Swirbul, Julia Kern, Hannah Halvorsen, and Katherine Ogden) in this relay focused episode.
Two words that ring like a couplet when Musgrave graces the tracks: British nordie. Nordic Nation got British National Team member Andrew Musgrave on the line to discuss where he’s been and what he’s been up to.
Distance or Sprint, Ben Lustgarten has shown his mastery of speedy classic skiing and 30 k striding prowess. We asked Lustgarten for a key to his classic skiing success in the Wednesday Workout.
Answer the door when opportunity knocks: Russia’s Petr Sedov wins the men’s 30 k skiathlon in PyeongChang, South Korea while U.S. skiers Noah Hoffman and Scott Patterson score top-tens.
Nordic Skiing a global sport? Sure is. On Friday in PyeongChang, South Korea, the men contested a 1.5 k classic sprint at the 2018 Olympic venue. Russian Gleb Retivykh won the day with both Canada’s Len Valjas and the U.S. Ski Team’s Andy Newell making the finals.
2018 is sooner than you think. The World Cup makes its pre-Olympic presence in PyeongChang, South Korea this week and the U.S. and Canadian teams are there.
Development isn’s just for athletes: BEA’s Bernie Nelson and SMS Elite Team’s Patrick O’Brien get a chance to lead and learn at Junior and U23 Worlds at SoHo.
Yellow and blue, blue and yellow: either way it comes up Sweden as Stina Nilsson (SWE) wins the 1.4 k freestyle sprint in Falun, Sweden. And it was five U.S. women into the heats as Kikkan Randall makes her first final in nearly two years.
Sound check…check, check, check. Yup, air guitar time as Harvey and Valjas strum their Fischers after winning Team Sprint in Toblach, Italy.
Canada’s Dahria Beatty set the benchmark on Thursday at Soldier Hollow as she won the U.S. Nationals skate sprint. Hannah Halvorsen is primed for World Juniors and Caitlin Gregg had a two-podium week including a win in the 10 k skate.
Craftsbury Green Racing Project’s Ben Lustgarten won his first National Championship on Tuesday skiing away from APU’s David Norris for the win.
Delivering in rain, sleet, and snow: University of Utah skier Kevin Bolger wins the classic sprint National Championships on a crazy crazy day.