FIS Nordic World Championships (Lahti, Finland): Men’s 15 k classic After narrowly missing the victory in Sunday’s classic team sprint, Finland’s Iivo Niskanen got his gold, winning Wednesday’s men’s 15-kilometer individual classic start race at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships on Wednesday in Lahti, Finland. Niskanen covered the course in a time of 36:44.0, besting […]
Canadian biathlete Scott Gow has been harder on himself than ever in training this year. Will it pay off? Well, in 50 years, the World Championships bronze medalist will be a “rich baller who can ski wherever I want.”
Adam Loomis on the benefits of doing nordic combined: “Cooking (and eating) are honestly some one of my favorite activities. Fortunately, I’m not a special jumper.” He’s been training with his younger brother Ben and focusing on speed in cross-country skiing.
On Tuesday, Biathlon Canada posted its final roster for the first trimester of the IBU World Cup, IBU Cup and Jr. IBU Cup. Two women, Megan Tandy and Sarah Beaudry, recently secured their spots on the World Cup team.
Joanne Reid’s approach to off-season training, and life: “All of those things were my favorite thing to do in that moment, so I did them.” She’s headed to compete on the World Cup for the U.S. biathlon team this season.
The New England Nordic Ski Association is seeking a paid intern for a seasonal position, requiring part-time hours December through May/June. Travel within New England, and regular weekend work for NENSA Eastern Cup and Championship Events is required during these months.
Paddy Caldwell of the Stratton Mountain School and Dartmouth College is looking forward to giving U23 racing one last hurrah at Soldier Hollow this winter. “I think my top-end speed has improved since last year,” he explains.
(Press release) Cross-country skier Andy Newell of Shaftsbury, Vermont, has competed in three Winter Olympic Games, representing Team USA in pursuit of that elusive gold medal. In addition to hours of training in the gym and on snow, his preparation for the 2018 Olympics looks a little bit different. This time he will be fueled […]
On Sjusjøen’s unique 40-point shooting range, competition heated up as some of the world’s best biathletes went head to head in mass start racing on Sunday. France’s Simon Fourcade matched his brother Martin’s win from the previous day, while Ukraine’s Yuliya Dzhima took the women’s title.
France’s Martin Fourcade and Justine Braisaz stole the show in Sjusjøen, locking the Norwegians out of victories on home turf in biathlon’s season-opening sprints.
(Press release) Noah Hoffman Fantasy Cross Country is now live for its third season! The league has grown strongly, and this year will be bigger and better than ever! Participants enter teams of their fastest and favs to contest the season long competition, individual race weekends, or tours. Playing is free and open to everyone. […]
After finishes of 11th and 12th at last year’s World Junior Championships, nordic combined athlete Jasper Good is focusing on the jumps while he transitions to more senior competition categories. And – “I started taking classes at the University of Utah, got to start sometime!”
After hosting IBU World Championships last season and thinking ahead to the 2018 Olympics, the Norwegian biathlon team is in sort of an “in-between season” as Norwegian Biathlon Association President Erlend Slokvik described. Still, its men’s and women’s teams are aiming for the top-two overall come next March.
With the IBU season opening this weekend with preseason races in Sjusjøen, Norway, FasterSkier contributor Aleks Tangen checked out the venue and spoke with some of the movers and shakers at the venue.
The defending champ of the CXC Marathon Cup (who’s going for another title this season), Chris Pappathopoulos shares a “kill-two-birds-with-one-stone” workout. “While this workout certainly isn’t limited to athletes trying to balance family and sport, it does work very well for that,” he writes.
U.S. biathlete Lowell Bailey joined the new-parent club this year – and is finding ways to take his daughter, Ophelia, on training runs and skis with him.
The Casper Mountain Biathlon Club in Casper, Wyo., is seeking a full-time nordic coach for the 2016/2017 season.
After top-20 individual finishes at the last two World Junior Championships, Torchia is moving into the U23 category and pumped up to do it in Utah: “Time to defend our home turf from the Russians and Norwegians.”
More volume, double-poling, and a strong female training posse: Nakkertok and Thunder Bay’s Katherine Stewart-Jones is feeling fast and looking forward to racing U23 World Championships Utah this winter.
A photo gallery of images from the cross-country national team camps held in Soldier Hollow and Park City, Utah, last month, mostly of the U.S. Ski Team and its development contingent.