Day Three in Beitostølen: Women’s 10 k Freestyle

Aleks TangenNovember 24, 2019
The women’s podium from the 10 k skate in Beitostølen, Norway. Therese Johaug( c) won, Heidi Weng (l) placed second and Helene Marie Fossesholm (r) placed third. (Photo: Aleks Tangen)

Sunday in Beitostølen, Norway the nation’s opening national races concluded with a women’s 10-kilometer freestyle race. The conditions remained as they have for the past few days — near freezing.

The top-three spots were secured by the same skiers who took first through third in Saturday’s 10 k classic: Therese Johaug won in 21:48.0, Heidi Weng placed second (+31.3), and Helene Marie Fossesholm, at 18 years old, placed third (+32.8).

Caitlin Patterson during the Beitostølen, Norway 10 k skate. (Photo: Aleks Tangen)

U.S. Ski Team member Caitlin Patterson skied to 13th overall (+1:33.5). Julia Kern, also of the U.S. Ski Team, was 21st (+2:14.9), and Rosie Frankowski (APU) was 40th (+3:06.1).  The World Cup begins next Friday in Ruka, Finland.

Caitlin Patterson’s mixed zone interview

Women’s Results

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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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