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There is only one thing that I really know about Duncan.  Duncan truly enjoys punishing himself through endurance activity more than any other human that I know. Training is his drug of choice and he is a serious addict. – Tim Burke Utter the name “Duncan Douglas” to anyone who knows anything about skiing, and you are guaranteed to elicit one of three responses: (1) dismissive incredulity, (2) respectful awe, or (3) idolizing hero-worship. If...

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Mt Itasca, Coleraine, MN –  Perfect corduroy greeted athletes at Mt Itasca for Day 5 of competition of the World Team Trials.   BethAnn Chamberlain  (Grand Rapids, MN) came out swinging and posted the only clean shooting of the day.  So far, the Trial events had not gone well for Chamberlain and she needed a victory in order to qualify for the IBU Cup team.   Though she now calls Presque Isle, ME home, Chamberlain...

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Thanks to great volunteers that blew snow over the 2.5 km course at Mt. Itasca, the 2010 Team Trials got underway today.   While the course was not as difficult as the 3.5 km loop, it was challenging enough for the USBA to evaluate the racing. In the men’s 10 km sprint competition it was National B Team member Mark Johnson skiing away from the field in a time of 26:20.  In the women’s 7.5 km...

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Volunteers from the Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association have been working round the clock for the past week to prepare the venue for the start of the Biathlon World Team Trials, Dec 12-22. Making snow is cold, exhausting and dangerous work and not something you usually volunteer to do. Club volunteers have been manning the snow guns over the past week, taking advantage of the cold nights. Crews have been repainting fencing and V- board,...