GeneralNewsUS Ski TeamDay Three in Beitostølen: Men’s 15 k Freestyle (Updated with Audio Interviews)

Avatar Aleks TangenNovember 24, 2019
The men’s all Norwegian 15 k skate podium. Simen Hegstad Krüger (c), Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget (l) placed second and Hans Christer Holund (r) was third. (Photo: Aleks Tangen)

The third and final day of the Norweigan opening races Beitostølen, Norway  — during which the conditions hovered around freezin — saw Simen Hegstad Krüger win the 15-kilometer freestyle in 30:16.4. Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget of Norway placed second (+3.7), and Hans Christer Holund was third (+8.7). 

Martin Johnsrud Sundby, having a rough reentry to the racing season, did not finish the race.

The U.S. Ski Team, recently arrived in Norway, used the Beitostølen races as a tune up before starting the World Cup season next week in Ruka, Finland. 

David Norris (APU) was the top ranked American in 34th (+1.27.5). Scott Patterson (USST) placed 48th (+1:57.6), Simi Hamilton (USST) 51st (+2:02.8), and Kyle Bratrud (SMS T2) 60th (+2:21.2).

David Norris’ mixed zone interview

Scott Patterson’s mixed zone interview

Simi Hamilton mixed zone interview

Andrew Musgrave’s mixed zone interview

Andrew Young’s mixed zone interview

Men’s Results

 

Simi Hamilton of the USST racing the 15 k skate in Beitostølen. (Photo: Aleks Tangen)

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Aleks Tangen

Aleks is a freelance journalist based in Gjøvik, Norway, covering ski-related sports and track & field. He also works part time as a model and reads a new book almost every week.

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