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Kris Freeman manages Diabetes. He did this on the World Cup for years and at four Olympics. He remains a competitor and continues to test himself since retiring from elite level skiing in 2018. “Retired” for Freeman means remaining fit and jumping into the odd cross-country ski race: he placed third this year in the National Championship 15-kilometer classic race in Craftsbury, Vermont. Freeman has turned his attention and his considerable capacities to triathlons. We...

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Tell Kris Freeman something he doesn’t know about racing with diabetes. Better yet, give him hope that he can ski faster. That’s exactly how Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen piqued Freeman’s interest two months ago in Norway. Without having seen him race, Stray-Gundersen got right to the point in Oslo. Forget about what happened in the past; let’s look to the future. How do you feel about racing with a CamelBak? For Freeman and his personal coach...

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Kris Freeman does not give up easily. Freeman, an American cross-country skier, has weathered a diagnosis of type one diabetes—which, for the careers of most endurance athletes, would have been a death sentence. He has picked himself up from a snowbank and finished a race at the Olympics after passing out on the side of the trail from hypoglycemia. He has pushed through two surgeries on his lower legs to relieve the debilitating symptoms of...

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s Kris Freeman had an outstanding year in 2009 as he earned two U.S. titles and a fourth place at World Championships. But, even with intense training for the 2010 Olympics at the forefront of his mind, Freeman is taking the time to speak to youth about Diabetes. A Type 1 diabetic, Freeman was told when he was diagnosed that he would have to end his career as an endurance...