A small but talented field assembled for the last race in the New England Nordic SKi Association Marathon Series in Sugraloaf, Maine.
The tough 48K course was not enough to separate Olympian Pat Weaver (Factory Team) and David Chamberlain (MWSC/Atomic). Chamberlain seemed to be setting up for a photo finish with Weaver, but a trip just 15 meters shy of the line allowed Weaver to coast in for victory. Marc Gilbertson took third, +1:30.
The women's race proved almost as close a battle as Colby College alum Alex Jospe (CSU/Alpina) thrilled the volunteer crew composed of the current Colby team members with a narrow victory over Lauren Jacobs (Farmington Ski Club.) Nils Koons and Mary Stewart won the 30K races.
Colby Alum Marc Gilbertson (305) Leads Colby Asst Coach Ryan Kelly in the Lead Pack
Women's Leader Alex Jospe (CSU) Leads Lauren Jacobs (FAST)
30K Winner Nils Koons Gets a Huge Lead Early