The Devon Kershaw is back from summer hibernation!
This week, Devon takes a break from medical school to break down the first big tune-up races of the season in Muonio, Finland. Joining him are the show’s new co-host, former FasterSkier reporter Nat Herz, along with Canadian athlete Russell Kennedy, who popped a huge result in one of the races in Finland.
Russell catches us up on the European circuit; we also discuss Charlotte Kalla’s recently awarded honorary doctorate degree, disgraced former Estonian racer Andrus Veerpalu’s son’s presence in Finland, and impressive results by 43-year-old Finnish skier Riita-Liisa Roponen.
Muonio results: https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/event-details.html?sectorcode=CC&eventid=50257&seasoncode=2022
Kalla’s honorary degree: https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/a/G36A69/har-hyllas-kalla–ny-hedersdoktor
Veerpalu’s son’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/andersveerpalu
A FasterSkier Q+A with Roponen: https://fasterskier.com/2020/02/transitions-training-and-birkie-preparation-a-qa-with-riitta-liisa-roponen/