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It begins again. I am sitting in the Frankfurt Lounge pounding a few cappuccinos trying to wake myself up. Like last year, our team is heading over to Ostersund, Sweden for some skiing before the races start next week in Bruksvallarna.As you ...

Here are some videos of the final three World Cup races that I reached the podium on last season.Drammen:First ever podium. It was such an amazing feeling crossing the line in second. Reaching the World Cup podium had always been a lofty goal in my eye...

After the Milano World Cup it was time to head up north to race the Otepää World Cup races in Estonia. Luckily a big snow storm was dumping lots of fresh snow on the race trails. Winter hadn't arrived yet to  Estonia, so this storm brought enoug...

World Cup action was back under way this weekend for me in Milano, Italy. The race venue was really cool. The races were held right downtown near the city centre inside the walls of an old castle. It was two laps of a small and flat 625 meter course. T...

The second race of the weekend went well for me. It was a rare chance for me to race in a distance race that really didn't matter. I was able to experiment with some new tactics during the race. In all of the distance races that I've done this year I h...

I was back racing today after a long three week break since my last race in Rogla. I spent Christmas in Davos, Switzerland this year because Toronto had no snow for me to train on over the holidays.With such a long time between races, I didn't know how...

Dusseldorf:The weekend after the Ruka Triple I raced the city sprints in downtown Dusseldorf. My individual sprint went pretty poorly. My preparations leading into the race weekend were brutal. I was planning on doing my pre race intensity on the racec...

After finishing 5th in my first World Cup sprint of the season, my weekend of racing was far from over. The next day I raced the 10km skate race on one of the toughest courses on the circuit. The weather was super windy which made it hard to ski the fl...

Yesterday was the first World Cup Sprint of the year. I had a really solid day of sprinting. The conditions were very unusual for Kuusamo... Usually its really cold and slow, but this year it was right around the freezing point and all ice. It made for...

It has begun. Last weekend, Bruksvallarna, 15km Skate, very little snow.I was very happy with my race. The course suited me very nicely, fairly flat with short steep hills. It was like doing a buch of 10-15 seconds sprints uphill and then hammering the...

This update is way over due. I am going to start bliggidy bloggin more often now that the races are about to begin. It’s been a really good summer for me. I was able to get in some high quality training, in places that I had never been before. Traini...

This update is way over due. I am going to start bliggidy bloggin more often now that the races are about to begin. It’s been a really good summer for me. I was able to get in some high quality training, in places that I had never been before. Traini...