There were 3240 men and 577 women that completed the 2004 American Birkie.
Another 1002 men and 707 women did the Korteloppet
This new mini-series is about â€œmomsâ€ in cross country ski racing. We have realized that men have been dominating the cross country racing scene for some time now and we want to give women a look at some fast, fit and motivated â€œmomsâ€ who also happen to enjoy cross country ski racing.
We hope that women will find this inspiring and take the challenge. The Surgeon General talks about the need for daily exercising. We think that XC skiing and ski training is the ideal way of battling general aging and many physical problems that comes along with this. Our suggestion is to use racing goals to stay motivated. Decide today that you are going to participate in â€œsomethingâ€ next season. Start with something doable and easy, not a marathon! The training for that should start now. You'll be able to pat yourself on the back nine months from now when the next XC ski season starts.
Here is: Â Leslie Hall of Winthrop, Washington
Leslie placed 12 overall (1st in her age group) among the women in the 2004 Birkie.
Some of you might remember Leslie better by her maiden name, Leslie Thompson. She is a former two-time Olympian and National Champion.