BEND, Ore. -- At 35 years old, U.S. Biathlon's Lowell Bailey is the consummate veteran: he's been racing on the World Cup since 2002. And this past winter on one day in mid-February, Bailey was perfect. On Feb. 16,...
May 1 marks the symbolic start of the annual training cycle for many year-round nordic skiers. With that in mind, we recently spoke with Stephen Seiler. A Texas native, Seiler, 51, is a professor of sports...
We are nearing the end of the Winter Olympic quadrennial as we run up to the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. With that marquee event on the horizon, a few things are certain: athletes will attempt to peak for...
In this episode of Nordic Nation, we feature U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Larry Gaul. We caught up with Gaul back in late January while he was in Utah for U23/Junior World Championships. Gaul has a long history...
In this episode we put the elusive Fast Big Dog, known in the business world as Jon Schafer, in front of the mic for his answers to the 17 Questions for 2017. It brings a conclusion to the FasterSkier interview series...
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.
Render it all down, it's about the human element of competition on the World Cup. In this episode of Nordic Nation, we first speak with U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover and then with one of the team's...
In this episode of Nordic Nation we talk with Norwegian journalist John Rasmussen to discuss Norway's skiing culture in light of the Johaug and Sundby doping cases. What better way to start your holiday than with Nordic Nation and Rasmussen.
Cross Country Canada, the nation's governing body for cross country skiing will have a new leader in Shane Pearsall starting January 1st. He comes to the role new to skiing, but with a background helping lead Bobsleigh Canada and Skeleton as well as ties to oil and gas, an industry tied to the nordic skiing funding pipeline in Canada. As an athlete, Pearsall was an elite hockey player and was a member of the 1980 men's national team. Pearsall answers Nordic Nation's questions in this episode.
Get out your earbuds and a pen and paper. Good info is coming your way if you're playing the Noah Hoffman Cross Country Fantasy League. Even if you're not invested in choosing a team, you'll smile a bit when you listen to this episode. You'll hear some of the sport's greatest minds pontificate on who's in and who's out.
Most of us can imagine stumbling across a finish line, lungs burning. It’s a whole other realm of precision like suffering to pound out the kilometers while intermittently trying to hit a small target. In this episode of Nordic Nation, 28-year-old Clare Egan describes what it’s like coming to the sport as a novice shooter with Olympic aspirations.
"Imagine sprinting up twenty flights of stairs and then trying to thread a needle.” That's how Biathlon Canada veteran Rosanna Crawford describes the art of skiing, then shooting, repeatedly. Here, we learn about biathlon: how athletes prep on race day, and how Crawford approached her shooting on a personal-best day at 2016 World Championships.
Go, go, go. That's the type of energy Liz Stephen brings to skiing. From a high-tempo skate technique to steeper is better, Stephen has been a force on the Distance World Cup since her push into the top 30 in 2012. Last year was a setback for the Park City resident and she feels like this offseason she's done the work to make a rebound.
Not such a great summer for the Norwegian Ski Federation and Martin Johnsrud Sundby; now add Therese Johaug to that list. In this podcast episode, FasterSkier Editor-at-Large Chelsea Little discusses these doping cases and the recent IOC meetings where much was discussed, but perhaps not so much decided upon. Have a listen.
In this FS podcast, it's time to learn about jumping, the other half of nordic combined many might lack an understanding of. To help guide us through the sport, we spoke with U.S. Nordic Combined Team leader Bryan Fletcher and jumping coach Clint Jones. Get ready to fly.
Sixteen years in close to top-form -- a grind no matter how you look at it. That's how long this former U.S. Ski Team member has raced at the top-tier of nordic sport. Despite his near-constant management of his Type 1 diabetes, Freeman, recently married, maintains that he has two more years of racing left.
In this episode of the FasterSkier podcast, Devon Kershaw speaks his mind from Oslo, Norway -- where he's living and training. From learning Norwegian to how many more years he plans to stay in the game, it's all here.
Exertional compartment syndrome can ruin a ski season if not a career. In this Wednesday Workout, physical therapist Dave Cieslowski presents two exercises designed to tame a compartment syndrome flare-up.
The FS podcast takes you on a mid-August jaunt to Alaska for an interview with Alaska Pacific University (APU) skier David Norris. Having won this year's Mt. Marathon Race and ending last ski season with a slew of Super Tour victories, Norris is cautiously optimistic about his skiing prospects.