CRAFTSBURY, Vt. — The women endured 20 laps and the men rounded the 1.5-kilometer loop 33 times in their respective 30- and 50-kilometer freestyle mass starts at U.S. Distance Nationals last weekend.
Wondering how it played out with up to 90 racers on course at once? Take a look at our photo galleries.
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