FIS Nordic Combined Junior World Championships (Park City and Midway, Utah): Normal hill/5 k [UPDATED] In the individual normal hill/5-kilometer Gundersen on Saturday, the last nordic-combined competition of 2017 Nordic Junior World Championships, American Ben Loomis captured his first top 10 in his third Junior Worlds in ninth place. Eighteen-year-old Loomis jumped to 10th then […]
After scoring his first World Cup points last season, Whitehorse native Knute Johnsgaard is enjoying training more with Canada’s senior national team. But he particularly appreciated a trip back home to the Yukon to chase wild sheep around on mountain ranges.
Carsen Campbell, a stalwart on Canada’s youth and junior biathlon squads, has moved into the senior ranks and got his first World Cup start last season. What’s the first thing he packs for a European race tour? “My Hammock! Never know when you’ll have to sleep in an airport.”
What’s one thing Canadian senior national team member Cendrine Browne would change about skiing? “I’d take back the [FIS] rule on double poling!”
2016 was just his second year of biathlon, but Max Durtschi made his World Cup debut in Candmore. Balancing training with the national team and studying neuroscience at Dartmouth College takes a motivation: Durtschi relies on music from the spaghetti western “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” to get him out of bed in the morning.
To kick off our new “17 Questions for 2017” series, US Biathlon’s Maddie Phaneuf tells us about her summer (shooting fast and straight, hiking, and rock climbing) and her ambitions for making her first senior World Championships team this winter.
After graduating from college with a math degree, I was stuck in a call-center job that I hated and struggling with a family history of anxiety and heart disease. Then a few good mentors got me cross-country skiing. I’ve since enrolled in grad school at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and joined their ski team. Almost every aspect of my life changed for the better.
Olga Abramova, a 27-year-old Russian-turned-Ukrainian, was identified as the mystery athlete who tested positive for a drug recently added to the WADA Prohibited List. Abramova had two top-10s at last year’s World Championships in Kontiolahti, and won double gold at Summer Biathlon World Championships in August.
It was a stretch to reach the podium, but the Canadian team of Teo Sanchez, Adam Runnalls, and Zachari Bolduc were in contention until late in the youth men’s 3 x 7.5 k relay at World Championships, ultimately finishing fifth. The American men placed 15th. The Canadian women were 10th in the 3 x 6 k relay and the American women 16th.
At long last, for the big items on your list (or what could be), $200-and-up gift ideas. And with that the Holiday Gift Guide is complete. Happy Holidays!
Oh, the things you can buy for the cross-country skier or all-around winter enthusiast! Go crazy with a cool duffel, toasty warm boots or overboots, a Strider bike made for little skiers, and more!
Willing to spend a little more than $25 but less than $80? Check out these extra-thoughtful and wicked-cool gift ideas.
It’s here! FasterSkier’s Holiday Gift Guide, divided into four categories by price points, is meant to help you manage the holidays, whether it’s browsing you seek or last-minute shopping ideas.
After a cluster of doping cases, the International Biathlon Union levied the maximum fine allowable in its rules on Russia – 100,000 Euros. It’s hard to determine the budget of Russian biathlon, but the fine might represent less than one percent of its resources.
The Mt. Greylock Nordic Ski Team seeks a dynamic assistant coach to support a large (90+) team of assorted abilities.
Alexei Poltoranin bested the Finns (among others) in Friday’s classic sprint in Muonio, but otherwise the home country claimed all the wins: Mona-Liisa Nousiainen in the classic sprint, Sami Jauhojärvi in the 15 k classic, and Kerttu Niskanen in the 8.2 k classic.
Stuck rollerskiing in the rain? Get your glacier fix through the eyes (and photos… and videos…) of those who are already back on snow: on Val Senales and Tignes, which just opened for the fall season, and on Stelvio and Dachstein, which have been going strong since summer.
This week, Michigan Tech and CXC’s Alice Flanders shares a unique track workout: done by double poling to the beat of a metronome around a 400-meter track while working on technique at varying tempos.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen is pulling out all the stops for this season, including a 20-ton custom RV that he plans to take on the road with him so that he can train in all weather conditions. And at 41, why? So he can win the one gold medal that alludes him at a home World Championships in Oslo, Norway.
With at least a dozen workouts in six days, including back-to-back interval sessions one grueling day, the U.S. Ski Team completed its annual dryland camp in Lake Placid, N.Y, and shared a collection of photos from last week.