The Devon Kershaw Show: An American in Germany … and A Recap of Lahti’s Relays

FasterSkierMarch 2, 2020

It is Monday after all. A day late for the Lahti relay recap but right on time to discuss U.S. skier, Gus Schumacher’s 10 k classic win at World Juniors. The 19-year-old Schumacher from Anchorage, Alaska can close – and he did that Monday with a burning fast final 3.3 k loop in taking the win.

First leg pack racing in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: NordicFocus)

And yeah, the women’s 4 x 5 k  and the men’s 4 x 7.5 k relays played out at Lahti’s World Cup on Sunday.  It wasn’t exactly a yawner but simply put, the relays, this late in a jam-packed season lacked consequence. Like we note, some interesting racing went down (yeah Finland’s women for second place), it just simply seemed to lack some shine.

Taking it. Gus Schumacher of the U.S. wins the World Junior’s 10 k classic. (Photo: Doug Stephen)

That said, evidently, according to Kershaw, the sun was out in Oberweisenthal, Germany for maybe the first time in 27 years today. That seems excessive. Come out more often sun.


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