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With the 2012 Paralympics starting in London in roughly a month, adaptive athletes who compete in summer sports are putting the finishing touches on their trainings. And winter athletes, too, are hard at work, training just as intensely as their able-bodied counterparts, if a little bit differently. This spring in Bend, Oregon, FasterSkier chatted with Sean Halsted, a veteran member of the U.S. national team who finished seventh, ninth, and tenth in the sit-ski races...

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RUMFORD, Maine – As the men’s and women’s adaptive skiers at the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Championships crossed the finish line in a spread-out finish, they did what many racers often don’t think to do – they waited. After their longest races of the week — 6 k for most women and 12 k for most men in the sit-ski category –several were noticeably cold. But they were also a family, joint by backgrounds of personal challenges...

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RUMFORD, Maine — Following the completion of Thursday morning’s 10/15 k freestyle distance events, the adaptive skiers had their chance to take to the course at the 2012 U.S. Adaptive Cross Country Nationals at Black Mountain. A change in schedule resulted with the adaptive race being shortened. The male sit-skiers completed four laps of the 2.5 k loop for 10 k while the women did two laps for 5 k. With 18 athletes out on...

Not everyone in Boston is cursing the uncharacteristically snowy winter. Veterans in the area who have joined New England Nordic Ski Association’s (NENSA) fledgling Adaptive Program have put all that snow to good use. NENSA kicked off its first season of Adaptive Programming this week at the Weston Ski Track, just 15 miles outside of the city. Supported by a grant from USA Paralympics, the new program seeks to expand adaptive Nordic opportunities throughout New...

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Adaptive Skier of the Year A new and well-deserved addition to the FasterSkier Awards, the Adaptive Skier of the Year poses some challenges.  There are many categories within adaptive skiing, and some of the athletes participate in both cross-country and biathlon.  One goal of the FS Awards is to keep things clear and simple, and we decided to present one award covering all categories and both adaptive xc and biathlon.  This is similar to the...

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 21) – The 2010 U.S. Adaptive Cross Country Team is rich with talent with three of its five members Paralympians, including World Cup winner Chris Klebl (Heber City, UT), as it heads into the 2010 season according to Program Director Sandy Metzger who released the team’s roster Friday. “We have a veteran team with experienced athletes,” Metzger said. “We have the ability to have an amazing season and we are hoping...