Musgrave Victorious at Blink 23

Ken RothAugust 6, 2023

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Andrew Musgrave (GBR) gave his fans reason to cheer in the long Blink 23 race. Here he is shown in a skate race the next day. (Photo: NordicFocus)

The Blink 23 roller-ski competition is this weekend. It’s most famous for the giant uphill climb known as the Lysebotn Opp. On the other end of the spectrum are the distance events. On Thursday the men and women competed in a 50 kilometer roller ski race.

In the men’s race, perennial World Cup crowd favorite Andrew Musgrave (GBR) took first place by sprinting away from the field. Thomas Joly (FRA) was 25 seconds behind Musgrave, followed closely by Petter Northug (NOR).

Astrid Oeyre Slind (NOR) took first place in the 50 kilometer race at the Blink 23 Festival. (Photo: NordicFocus)

The women’s race was won by Astrid Oeyre Slind (NOR), who won by over a minute. In second was Lotta Udnes Weng (NOR), and in third was Anikken Alnaes(NOR)



Ken Roth

Ken lives in Southeastern Michigan. He's an avid outdoor sport enthusiast. He's an attorney, former Mayor of Northville, Michigan, and former bowling center owner. He's spent much of the last 35 years trying to chase down his wife on classic skis; to no avail.

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