Birkie Skiers in FIS Marathon Cup

American BirkebeinerDecember 17, 2014

2014 Birkie leaders (Photo: ABSF)

(Press release)

This past weekend saw the start of the FIS Marathon Cup for the 2014-2015 season in Livingo, Italy. Birkie Ambassador Holly Brooks (USA) started the season off right with a podium finish. She finished 2nd to World Cup stand out and Olympic Medalist Riita-LiisaRoponen (FIN).

The Men’s race was won in a photo finish by former Birkie Champion Benoit Chauvet (FRA) with runner up Petr Novak (CZW) also a veteran Birkie competitor.

The Birkie is the 6th of 9 FIS Marathon Cup competitions and will be an important race for the overall Champion racing for the $38,700 (31,000 euro) in prize money. Follow the races and results at  and keep an eye on these FMC Athletes registered for the 2015 Birkie.


Maija Oravamaki (FIN)

Holly Brooks (USA)

Sabra Davison (USA)

Caitlin Gregg (USA)

Becca Rorabaugh (USA)



Jan Kriz (CZE)

Petr Novak (CZE)

Christophe Perrillat-Collomb (FRA)

Valentin Gaillard (FRA)

Emilien Bruisso (FRA)

Tad Elliott (USA)

Brian Gregg (USA)

Torin Koos (USA)

Eric Packer (USA)

Gordon Vermeer (USA)

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