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Germany’s biathlon team is deep enough that most other countries have their hands full even when they field their best athletes. But in Saturday’s mixed relay, many only put forth their second string—and the result was predictable. With a crowd of up to five million watching a rare prime-time broadcast back home, the German squad of Kathrin Hitzer, Magdalena Neuner, Alexander Wolf and Daniel Boehm raced to a convincing 30-second win in Presque Isle, ME,...

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Six months ago, the U.S. Nordic community descended on Presque Isle for the X-C skiing Jr. Nationals. Families, athletes, and staff from around the country experienced the best the communities in and around Presque Isle could dish out at the Nordic Heritage Center. Fast forward to September and we sit now only six months away from the next big event. The IBU Biathlon World Cup will come to the County not just for one WC,...

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Athletes could have been forgiven last week if they thought they were racing on the west coast in the bright sunshine that was the hallmark of last year’s Junior Olympics in Truckee, California. However, Presque Isle delivered in every aspect – trails, grooming, and, most surprisingly, with bright sun, klister conditions and tans that the 2010 Junior Olympics will be remembered for. New England used their characteristically dominant performance in Monday’s classic sprint event and...

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Today was the second day of racing here in Presque Isle and was the first day of distance, with the J2’s skiing classic 5ks, while the J1/OJ women and men skied 10k and 15ks. The J2 girls started at 10a.m and the boys at 10:30. The conditions for this race were hard and fast making the race very interesting. Corey Stock of New England and Cole Morgan of Intermountain (who also celebrated a birthday today)...

Yesterday showed a hard day of racing with constantly changing conditions, but for six junior skiers, the hard work paid off in the form of a national title.  Five of the winners were from New England and one from Intermountain. From the get go, most of the races were up in the air for who could grab the title in each of the age groups.  J1 women’s winner Isabel Caldwell qualified 19th for J1 girls,...

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John Morton received this year’s EISA Service Award for the work he has done in trail design which has so positively affected many communities and nordic skiers; racers and recreational tourists alike.  Many of the EISA college races are run on trails that he has designed or modified, including the new homologated race courses at Trapps Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, and The Jackson Touring Center in New Hampshire. Morton is a two-time Olympian who...