RacingUS NationalsJohnson Comes From Behind In Pursuit

FasterSkier FasterSkierJanuary 10, 2005

Andrew Johnson unleashed a vicious attack in the skate portion of today's US Nationals Pursuit race to reel in David Chamberlain and win his second National Championship of the week.

For the first half of the race, it looked like we would have our 5th first-time mens National Champion in as many races as Chamberlain pulled away and steadily built up an impressive lead of close to two minutes heading into the transition area at the 4th split time. But as any who has skied at Soldier Hollow will tell you, you will pay a steep price for starting too hard on these trails. Had Chamberlain started too hard or was he simply skiing away?

Chamberlain didn't slow much, if at all. He was able to keep a large gap over the field throughout the second leg, with one major exception – Johnson. Johnson simply exploded on the second leg. He left the rest of the pursuers behind and quickly started gaining on Chamberlain. Johnson was 1:36 behind at the 5th split, 1:02 at the 6th split, and had closed to only 19 seconds by the 7th and final split. It was only a matter of time.

Class: M – All Men 30 km
RnkBibNameAffiliationTime and Time Back

1
102
JOHNSON, Andrew
US Ski Team
1:22:31.5


2
103
CHAMBERLAIN, David
Atomic/Swix
+54.9


3
123
FLORA, Erik
Alaska Pacific University NSC
+1:31.0


4
101
SWENSON, Carl
US Ski Team
+2:11.6


5
105
FLORA, Lars
Subaru Factory Team
+2:23.5


5
140
SONNTAG, Benjamin
University of Alaska Anchorage
+2:23.5


7
107
ZIMMERMANN, Leif
US Devo Ski Team
+2:32.7


8
104
BABIKOV, Ivan
Subaru Factory Team
+2:32.9


9
113
FLAGSTAD, Trond
Alpina Racing/Madshus
+2:46.2


10
106
GIESE, Chad
Subaru Factory Team
+3:03.4


11
134
LANDSTEDT, Fredrik
University of New Mexico
+3:09.2


12
110
VIOLETT, Zachary
University of Alaska Anchorage
+3:15.7


13
138
KNIGHT, Brenton
University of Alaska Anchorage
+3:37.2


14
116
MEYER, Eric
Subaru Factory Team
+3:47.7


15
121
BAILEY, Lowell
University of Vermont
+3:53.3


16
115
RODGERS, Colin
Maine Winter Sports Center
+4:10.8


17
111
STEWART, David
Subaru Factory Team
+4:12.9


18
141
WICKSTROEM, Erik
University of Alaska Fairbanks
+4:30.9


19
114
DAMMEN, Kjetil
University of Alaska Anchorage
+4:38.0


20
131
RANDALL, Glenn
Grand Mesa Nordic
+4:43.7


21
149
QUINN-HURST, Colin
Alaska Pacific University NSC
+4:50.6


22
124
EASTER, Justin
Subaru Factory Team / BSF
+5:12.8


23
122
WARD, Casey
Alpina Racing/AVSC
+5:37.4


24
126
HUNTER, Andrew
Alaska Pacific University NSC
+5:46.6


25
109
FREEMAN, Justin
US Ski Team
+6:10.2


26
151
ANIKIN, Nikolai
Ski Hut
+7:04.1


27
119
FOSTER, Ethan
University of Vermont
+7:08.4


28
118
OSGOOD, Brayton
Maine Winter Sports Center
+7:45.7


29
127
GRIMM, Dirk
University of New Mexico
+8:02.2


30
144
BROWN, Jed
University of Alaska Fairbanks
+8:12.3


31
148
ST JOHN, Jordi
University of Vermont
+8:39.5


32
117
WESTON, Timothy
Maine Winter Sports Center
+8:50.8


33
135
SMULLIN, Joshua
Team Rossignol
+9:10.3


34
128
MAHOOD, Coiln
XC Oregon/Rossignol
+9:26.4


35
136
HANSEN, Amund
University of Denver
+9:34.5


36
143
OSTHUS, Anders
University of Vermont
+9:56.0


37
112
WHITNEY, Robert
Subaru Factory Team
+10:04.1


38
132
KEEFE, Tom
Maine Winter Sports Center
+10:08.5


39
145
GREGG, Brian
Methow Valley Nordic Ski Team
+10:09.4


40
133
WATT, Andre
University of Minnesota Duluth
+11:19.3


41
154
KARNEDY, Hunter
St. Lawrence University
+11:42.1


42
147
ABRAHAM, Peter
Team Rossignol
+12:07.3


43
120
ENMAN, Eli
Team Rossignol
+12:29.2


44
146
GREENE, Marshall
Alpina Racing/XC Oregon
+13:29.4


45
129
HOCHTL, Kevin
Team Rossignol
+13:43.7


46
150
WOODBURY, Tim
Team Rossignol / XC-Oregon
+16:55.8


47
153
DENGEL, Barton
Valdez NSC
+18:16.6


48
159
MCGUFFIN, Dylan
Gunstock Nordic Association
+18:39.4

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