Ideal day for the 2010 Hoppet–first time seeing my shadow (and also the sun) in Australia! Cruised the 42km with a 5 skier lead pack. Lost a little juice towards the end and finished 5th, about a minute out from champ Valerio Leccardi. My Dad wrapped up his 11th Worldloppet marathon with a 3:14 42km Hoppet. Enjoyed a brat while soaking up the rays after the race. Photos and report to follow. . .for now, we’re off to Mt Beauty for awards and celebration.