Canadian Sara Renner is besides Beckie Scott the only North-American Cross-Country female skier that has made it into the prestigious World Cup Red group (seeded group) the past 20 years. This group consists of the top 30 ranked skiers in the World, based on World Cup points. Last season Sara had six top-15 results in World Cup or World Championship events, mostly from Sprint races, but also in 5km and 30-km competitions.
From the Canadian Team’s training camp in Fairbanks, making the most of 3 cm snow (Quote: â€œThe skiing is surprisingly goodâ€), Sara also had time to tell us a bit about her training and goals for the season.
Editor’s note: The <Canadian and US Teams have now left Fairbanks due to better snow conditions in Calgary and Park City.
After now being comfortable in the World Cup Red Group for a while, what are your racing goals for this year? What is your best distance/race/technique?
I will be gunning for consistent top 15 results and a podium. My best chances are in the sprint but classic is my better technique. I don't usually like the longer races but I was 11th and actually enjoyed the 30 km in Val De Fiemme so I might do distance races too.
I am looking forward to getting back on the circuit in December. It's hard to watch the results on the Internet and not be there!