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What’s in an REG? U.S. Ski Team Coach Bryan Fish Explains

What’s in an REG? U.S. Ski Team Coach Bryan Fish Explains

U.S. Ski Team Development Coach Bryan Fish fields questions from the NNF regarding the Regional Elite Group camps, like what are they, when do they happen, and who gets to go.

Brooks Earns Second Mount Marathon Title in Close Race

Brooks Earns Second Mount Marathon Title in Close Race

Holly Brooks understands the hazards of the acclaimed Mount Marathon. Having previously run the race six times the Olympian knew winning her second title wouldn’t be easy. Despite a brutal course, high temperatures, and challenging field of women Brooks was able to claim the 2014 Mount Marathon victory with a time of 52:49.

With USOC Support and Own Foundation, U.S. Biathlon Confident About Post-Olympic Financials

With USOC Support and Own Foundation, U.S. Biathlon Confident About Post-Olympic Financials

This spring, nordic organizations across the U.S. and Canada were hit hard by cuts from their Olympic funding partners. U.S. Biathlon Association President Max Cobb says his group wasn’t one of them: USBA didn’t get its full request, but it got enough. “It’s a relief,” he said. USBA also has the added benefit of a foundation to help with additional fundraising.

From The Pack: Kyle Bratrud

From The Pack: Kyle Bratrud

At the 2014 NCAA Championships, Kyle Bratrud was the first American in the 15 k classic. The result was the highlight of his college career to date. However, the skier is much more than his results suggest and the Minnesota native’s relationship with the sport shows that several strong influences from his coaches have helped him get where he is today.

‘I Want to Be a U.S. Biathlete Because…’ (Video)

‘I Want to Be a U.S. Biathlete Because…’ (Video)

Meet the 11 candidates up for nomination to U.S. Biathlon’s X or development-group teams, from high-school upperclassmen to post grads.

Interview: Former XC Oregon Racer Stephanie Howe Victorious in her first Western States 100

Interview: Former XC Oregon Racer Stephanie Howe Victorious in her first Western States 100

Former cross country ski racer, Stephanie Howe, won the 2014 Western States women’s 100-mile with a time of 18 hours 1 minute and 42 seconds. Not only did she finish with the fourth fastest female time in race history, it was also the first time that she had ever run 100 miles.

Wednesday Workout: Spice It Up with V2 Jumps, Sprints and Stairs

Wednesday Workout: Spice It Up with V2 Jumps, Sprints and Stairs

We practice what we preach! FasterSkier’s François Léger Dionne gives us a taste of one of the variety workouts he used in preparation for the Mount Washington Road Race last weekend. “Summer is the best season to add plenty of variety to your training before the upcoming and more ski-oriented fall,” he says. “I used to do this workout every week.”

Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

The Crested Butte Nordic Team, located in Crested Butte, CO, is accepting resumes for the position of Recreational Programs Coordinator. This is a part-time, seasonal position running from November-March.

XC Ottawa Seeks Part-Time Coach

XC Ottawa Seeks Part-Time Coach

XC Ottawa is looking to hire a part time coach to oversee our athletes’ training and development. Applications must be received by July 15.

Despite Back Injury, Newell Recovers to Win Bozeman Running Race

Despite Back Injury, Newell Recovers to Win Bozeman Running Race

Despite throwing out his back two weeks earlier, Andy Newell ran to first place in the Jim Bridger Trail Run in Bozeman, Mont on June 28. He was joined by SMS T2 teammate Erika Flowers, who won the women’s division of the 10 mile race that boasts over 2,000 feet of elevation gain.

Soldier Hollow Announces Richard Hodges as Executive Director

Soldier Hollow Announces Richard Hodges as Executive Director

The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) is excited to announce the hiring of Richard Hodges as its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2014.

Reliving the FIS World Cup Season in Photos (Part I)

Reliving the FIS World Cup Season in Photos (Part I)

Looking for motivation to get in tip-top ski shape for next winter? Check out these photo montages of the 2013/2014 FIS World Cup season.

2013/2014 World Cup Season in Photos (Part II)

2013/2014 World Cup Season in Photos (Part II)

Second of two photo montages recapping the 2013/2014 FIS World Cup season.

IBU President Besseberg Explains Olympic Blood Screening Decision, But Reveals Lack of Communication with Medical Director

IBU President Besseberg Explains Olympic Blood Screening Decision, But Reveals Lack of Communication with Medical Director

IBU President Anders Besseberg explained to FasterSkier that he is “harmonizing” the blood screening procedures at Olympic Games between biathlon, skiing, and speedskating, and then the IOC will take over all administration of the tests. But his claims that VP for Medical Issues Jim Carrabre never contacted him about the issue is false, as e-mails shared by Carrabre show that he did try to ask the president why the decision was taken.

Breakthrough Season Nets New Sponsors, Army Service for Young Swiss Phenom

Breakthrough Season Nets New Sponsors, Army Service for Young Swiss Phenom

What happens when you live in a ski-crazy country and have a breakout race on home soil? We talked to Roman Schaad, a 20-year-old Swiss sprinter who shot into the top 10 in his very first World Cup in Davos last December. That day, it took him 2 hours to finish interviews before he could go home – to his apartment literally next to the finish line. Sponsors and an Olympic appearance followed.

New Junior Nordic Program Gains Momentum in Seattle

New Junior Nordic Program Gains Momentum in Seattle

If you’ve never heard of Momentum Northwest, you’re not alone. The nordic program is a new push from the Seattle community to bring back nordic skiing to the Pacific-Northwest’s largest city. Led by Sam Naney, the program hopes to develop into one of the countries best junior nordic programs.

Grand Mesa Nordic Council Hiring Membership Director & Operations Manager

(Press release) As we bid adieu to  2013/2014 membership/ops director Toby Morse, who is tied up with other work for the upcoming winter, GMNC is revamping our staffing positions for 2014/2015. We are now hiring for two positions — a […]

Biathlon to Discontinue Blood Testing at Olympics; Internal Discord, Anger from Antidoping Advocates

Biathlon to Discontinue Blood Testing at Olympics; Internal Discord, Anger from Antidoping Advocates

The International Biathlon Union’s Executive board voted last month to discontinue its blood testing at the Olympic Games, meaning that the Athlete Biological Passport program will no longer be implemented there. The decision was taken without consulting the organization’s Medical Committee, and the IBU has not offered an explanation to its members.

Carrabre Launches Bid for IBU Presidency

Carrabre Launches Bid for IBU Presidency

Former Canadian biathlete Jim Carrabre, now a doctor practicing in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, is launching a bid for the presidency of the International Biathlon Union. He will run against Anders Besseberg, who has held the position since 1993. A longtime antidoping advocate, Carrabre is also running on a platform of good governance and global development of the sport.

Wednesday Workout: U.S. Biathlon’s Tim Burke Uphill Run Test

Wednesday Workout: U.S. Biathlon’s Tim Burke Uphill Run Test

The Tim Burke Uphill Run Test up the slopes of Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid was held for the first time Tuesday, the second day of U.S. Biathlon’s Talent ID Recruiting Camp. A former professional cyclist won it, setting a new mark for aspiring (and current) U.S. biathletes.