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This World Cup coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. Though Devon Kershaw might fairly say “It’s not really cross country skiing,” as a viewer, the grueling climb up the Alpe Cermis is the crown jewel of the Tour de...

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Double poling is an increasingly important part of cross-country skiing and it pays to be good at it. If watching World Cup stars double pole short races on television doesn’t have you convinced, take a look at the races you might enter. Most loppets, marathons and citizen races feature flatter courses with a lot of double-poling time. Even in skating, the three main techniques all include slight variations on double poling. When five Canmore skiers...

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FIS Cross-Country World Cup (Falun, Sweden): 15 / 30 k classic mass start Men’s report In the women’s 15-kilometer classic mass start on Sunday, Norway swept the podium with Marit Bjørgen taking the win in a time of 41:28.8 in Falun, Sweden. Crossing just half a second behind her was her teammate, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg in second place. Rounding out the podium was Heidi Weng in third (+8.1). American Jessie Diggins was the first to cross the line...

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  Koons, Egan Win on Modified Course At Craftsbury (Updated with correct 25k results) CRAFTSBURY, Vermont – A warm and wet New England winter was not able to put a damper on the Craftsbury Marathon, even with one last burst of rain in the week leading up to the event. Low snow levels and warm temperatures have plagued the eastern part of the US all season, requiring extra effort and creativity by race organizers. The...

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SWEDEN TRIUMPHS WITH SVÄRD AND HANSSON. 70KM OF SUCCESS FOR THE 37TH MARCIALONGA – In the last meters, Svärd and Ahrlin ski away from Jörgen Aukland – In the women’s race Jenny Hansson races solo – In the “Light” (45km), Antonella Confortola and Fulvio Scola prevail Trentino, Italy Sweden triumphed in the 37th Marcialonga, the men’s race won for the first time by Oskar Svärd, and the women’s race won again by Jenny Hansson. Svärd...

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The “Queen”  Universally acknowledged as one of the most popular cross-country ski race in the world, the Italian Marcialonga is ready to kick off this Sunday, the 31st of January, in the Trentino region of Italy. The 37th annual “Queen” of the Italian ski-marathons is a 70km race through the Fiemme and Fassa valleys which starts in Moena and finishes in Cavalese. The Italian Marcialonga is part of both the prestigious Worldloppet circuit and the...

The sensation is complete: after unusually high numbers of entries had been flowing in since September, exactly three months before the scheduled race date (31st January), the entries were closed for the 2010 Marcialonga on 30th October. There are now 6’000 entries for the 70 km race and 450 for the 45 km race. Traditionally the most entries have come from Italy and Scandinavia and again more than 2,000 Norwegian and more than 1,000 Swedish skiers...

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Two strive for the victory…. and a third runs away with it. Everyone expected a duel between the Aukland brothers, Joergen and Anders from Norway and Italian Marco Cattaneo, but in the end it was Swede Jerry Ahrlin who climbed the first step of the podium in the 36th Marcialonga di Fiemme e Fassa. It was he who raised his arms in victory at the finishing line in Viale Mendini in Cavalese, at the end...