Kris Freeman put on another impressive display of speed and power in the 15K free technique race at the 2007 US Cross Country Champhionships in Houghton, Michigan today.
Freeman won by 47 seconds over Lars Flora (Subaru Factory Team). Third place went to James Southam (Rossignol). Law school student Carl Swenson (Subaru) showed that he hasn’t slowed down much in â€˜retirement’ by placing fourth, while CXC’s Garrot Kuzzy was fifth.
With each lap, Freeman increased his margin on the field. Seven seconds on the first lap, then adding an additional 15 seconds on the second lap and an additional 24 seconds on the final lap. It was Freeman’s second victory in two races at these championships. By our count, that brings his total number of US titles to 8.
This was the second day of racing at the championships, held at the
Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center. Racers again faced temperatures
in the low 40s and soft trail conditions. Competitors will now have a
day off before entering a weekend of sprinting.
Full Results: http://www.itiming.com/raceresults/222-men_15k_fs_results.pdf