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Photos from NANANordic in Noorvik

Photos from NANANordic in Noorvik

An intimate look at first-timer Seth Adams’ adventures with NANANordic, which introduces youth to nordic skiing in remote regions of Northwest Alaska.

Wednesday Workout: Gym Time with Andrea Burke (with Videos)

Wednesday Workout: Gym Time with Andrea Burke (with Videos)

In the last year since she retired from biathlon, Germany’s Andrea Burke (formerly Henkel) has been in a period of transition, taking classes and preparing for her big move to the U.S. while fitting in quality strength sessions whenever possible. “I really like to do [these] kind of programs for staying in shape and get some heart rate between studying,” she explains.

US Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching Intern

US Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching Intern

The intern will work with the US Biathlon National Team athletes on a daily basis and live at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY where meals and lodging are provided at no cost. The internship begins in early June and continues through early November.

Masters Minds: A Tale of Two Ski Days

Masters Minds: A Tale of Two Ski Days

CXC masters skier and American Birkebeiner board member Charlie Dee recalls the story of two subsequent days of skiing in 2014 and the memories of late coach Igor Badamshim that came with them.

Brooks’ Season Rolls On, Headed to Siberia to Wrap Up FIS Marathon Cup

Brooks’ Season Rolls On, Headed to Siberia to Wrap Up FIS Marathon Cup

While most skiers are heading out on vacation, Holly Brooks is en route to Siberia for the last race of the FIS Marathon Cup. She leads the series by four points over Tatjana Mannima of Estonia, meaning that whether it’s in first or in sixth, whoever crosses the finish line first takes the crown.

Best of Canadian Nationals: Photos and Quotes

Best of Canadian Nationals: Photos and Quotes

A collection of some of our favorite photos and soundbites from 2015 Canadian Nationals at Lappe Nordic in Thunder Bay, Ontario, courtesy of Martin Kaiser, Gerry Furseth and François Léger Dionne.

Masters World Cup 2015: The Russian Experience

Masters World Cup 2015: The Russian Experience

Inge Scheve’s take on racing at her fifth Masters World Cup, which took place last month in Syktyvkar, Russia. In all, eight members of Team USA collected seven medals at this year’s championships.

Auburn Ski Club Seeks Program Director

Auburn Ski Club Seeks Program Director

Auburn Ski Club Training Center on Donner Summit, Calif., is currently seeking a program director.

Johnson, Egan Sweep U.S. Biathlon Nationals Titles in Truckee

Johnson, Egan Sweep U.S. Biathlon Nationals Titles in Truckee

Over a weekend of racing in sunny Truckee, California, Patrick Johnson (Auburn Ski Club) and Clare Egan (Craftsbury Green Racing Project) each became double national champions in biathlon. The event also introduced a mixed relay format for the first time.

April Fool’s!

April Fool’s!

We know it’s a bit maddening, but the two stories posted in the main column of FasterSkier on April 1 were in jest: “USSA to Shutter Center of Excellence, Enlist Prancercise Methods” and “Larger-Than-Life Statues of Diggins, Gregg Unveiled at Mall of America.”

Larger-Than-Life Statues of Diggins, Gregg Unveiled at Mall of America

Larger-Than-Life Statues of Diggins, Gregg Unveiled at Mall of America

The Twin Cities honored their World Championships medalists with the unveiling of a pair of 20-foot “silver and bronze” statues on Wednesday morning at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s No. 1 tourist destination.

USSA to Shutter Center of Excellence, Enlist Prancercise Methods

USSA to Shutter Center of Excellence, Enlist Prancercise Methods

In a surprise move, USSA President Tiger Shaw announced Wednesday that the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in will be put up for sale and rhythmic movements, known as Prancercise, will replace traditional strength training for all USSA athletes.

Mansfield Nordic Seeks Development Team Leader

Mansfield Nordic Seeks Development Team Leader

Mansfield Nordic seeks to hire a Development Team Leader to drive our top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on our Competition Team. This Team Leader will be a high‐energy skier with strong communication abilities among individual athletes, groups, parents and volunteers.

Photo Gallery: U.S. Distance Nationals

Photo Gallery: U.S. Distance Nationals

Relive the action at the 2015 U.S. Distance Nationals with our photo gallery of the 30- and 50-kilomter freestyle mass starts that took place at Galena Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho as part of the 2015 SuperTour Finals.

Six U.S. Women Make Year-End Red Groups, a Record High

Six U.S. Women Make Year-End Red Groups, a Record High

Despite having eight different women score World Cup points this season and a record six end up in the Red Group (top 30) after period IV, the U.S. women slipped from fourth to sixth in the Nations Cup standings. Alex Harvey, Andy Newell, and Simi Hamilton were the only North American men to attain Red Group status at the end of the season.

Endurance United Accepting Applications for Executive Director 

Endurance United Accepting Applications for Executive Director 

ST. PAUL, MN – On Monday, Endurance United announced that it is accepting applications to fill the position of Executive Director.  The position is full time and requires a passion for communities, endurance sports and a vision for how to […]

Babikov, Gregg Ski to 50/30 k Victories at U.S. Distance Nationals (Updated)

Babikov, Gregg Ski to 50/30 k Victories at U.S. Distance Nationals (Updated)

Thursday’s SuperTour Finals action welcomed the 30 and 50 k U.S. Distance Nationals, where Canada’s Ivan Babikov won over Colorado’s Rune Malo Ødegård and USST/SSCV’s Noah Hoffman, who claimed the title of national champion. Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) won the 30 k by just under three minutes over USST/Burke’s Liz Stephen.

Patterson on Her World Cup Leap: ‘Nothing is Quite the Same’

Patterson on Her World Cup Leap: ‘Nothing is Quite the Same’

Coming off her European World Cup debut, Craftsbury’s Caitlin Patterson reflects on her races and experience in Finland and Norway, her 2014/2015 season in general, and what she’s aiming for next year.

APU Shows Depth with 1-2 Mixed Relay Finish at SuperTour Finals (with Gallery)

APU Shows Depth with 1-2 Mixed Relay Finish at SuperTour Finals (with Gallery)

Alaska Pacific University’s first and second teams overcame deep, new snow to claim the top two spots in Tuesday’s 4 x 5 k mixed relay at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Stratton Mountain School T2 skied to third behind the two APU teams.

Photo Gallery: 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley

Photo Gallery: 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley

Check out our photo gallery from the classic individual starts and freestyle sprints at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho.