2012 Blink Festival

Johaug, Manificat win Lysebotn Opp; Stephen Takes Third at Blink Debut

At the far end of a fjord in southwest Norway, a handful of the world’s best cross country skiers gathered on Thursday to race each other up 7.5 k of winding road on rollerskis. Hundreds of spectators lined the last few meters of the Lysebotn Opp with to cheer on their favorite athletes in the first race of the 2012 Blink Festival. In the women’s race the Norwegian fans were not disappointed. Therese Johaug (NOR)...