The 10 and 15 kilometer classic races at the 2004 US Masters Nationals in Marquette, Michigan were held on Thursday. The start of the race was postponed about 30 minutes since the temperature close to race time was still -4 F and the windshield factor was around negative 20 to 25. The jury decided however to hold the race as a Championship race when it â€œwarmed upâ€ to 3F (who was breathing on the thermometer?), but made it into a mass-start event where all age categories, men and women started together.
Peter Barling – the right spirit
Again great grooming on a well prepped, challenging course with double tracks the whole way.
Sten Fjelheim (45-49) posted the fastest time of the day among men under 50 with Michael Meyers (35-39) in second and Barry Makarewicz (40-44) in third.Â Tim Triebold was fastest among men over 50 with Chris Ransom (still with a cast) in second. Per Johnson was the clear winner in 55-59 and Bob Gray was fastest over 60 among the 10 k skiers.