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When Carolyn and Santi Ocariz clicked into their rollerskis slightly more than two months ago, neither really knew what they were in for. The Wisconsin couple heard plenty of stories about the places they’d travel through. They took to heart the warnings about crazy drivers, snakes and treacherous temperatures while crossing America’s heartland. It might not be hot when they left, but it could get brutal, and the elements could change 180 degrees by the...

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Following her Olympic debut in Turin, Italy in 2006, Rebecca Dussault planned to take a break, to include the birth of her second child, before returning to racing.  The short break lasted a year and a half longer than planned when her husband Sharbel contracted a serious auto-immune disease.  The long delay meant that her points coming into the 2010 season were far less than optimal and despite numerous fantastic results and a SuperTour championship,...

Big changes to the team roster and the coaching staff are this spring’s news for the Central Cross-Country Ski Association (CXC). 18 athletes and three coaches will comprise the 2011 team for one of North America’s largest and fastest-growing clubs. Vacating the post of head coach that he held since the formation of CXC in 2006, Bryan Fish has accepted a position with the US Ski Team (USST) as Continental Cup coach. Jason Cork will...

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Continental Cup Skier of the Year The Continental Cup Skier of the Year presented one of the biggest challenges of the 2010 FasterSkier Awards.  Strong contenders from both the US and Canada entered the mix, with few head-to-head races to clarify the situation.  Also complicating matters is the fact that the 2010 Canadian NorAm schedule featured many fewer races than the US SuperTour in 2010. Continental Cup Skier of the Year (women): Dasha Gaiazova (CAN). ...

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Since Kikkan Randall began Sunday’s 5 k hill climb with a 1:30 advantage over CXC’s Rebecca Dussault, the biggest question was not who would win. Rather, it was why Randall was racing in the German national team’s suit. Turns out she traded for it after the Olympics were over. But regardless of the reason, it didn’t get in the way of her skiing, as Randall rolled to another victory in the mini-tour in Fort Kent....

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It’s a difficult prospect after a half-dozen personal bests, a World Cup podium, and a front-page article in the New York Times sports section, but Kikkan Randall just keeps finding ways to impress this winter. After grinding out a victory in Wednesday’s 30 k just three days removed from competing in Europe, a better-rested Randall delivered an Alaska-sized beatdown to her competitors in Friday’s 7 k classic mass start race, the opening event of the...

The SuperTour Finals fits into a relatively new genre of competition – that of “mini-tour.”  The term derives from the Tour De Ski, the multi-stage World Cup event featuring eight races in ten days.  And while World Cup points are awarded for each individual race (half points actually), the big prize is the overall title. The success of the Tour on the global stage has led to the concept of the mini-tour, a similar format...

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After four races and flying across half a dozen different time zones in the last week, Kikkan Randall probably had a tough time telling up from down and left from right on Wednesday. But in the U.S. 30 k National Championship, she could still do the one thing she does best: ski fast, and win. “My body really doesn’t know what to think,” she said. “But it’s in good shape, so we’ll just keep rolling.”...

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Hayward, Wisconsin – Italian skier Fabio Santus broke the 50K Birkie Skate presented by Becker Law course record with a time of 1:56:58.6 in the 37th annual American Birkebeiner held Saturday, February 27th. Rebecca Dussault the returning champion defended her title by winning the Women’s Skate division with a time of 2:18:18.1. Santus of Milano, Italy, skied his first Birkie saying, “I am very, very happy. It was a great track with very good people.”...

Rebecca Dussault won both the Elite Sprints and the American Birkebeiner Worldloppet last year.  She ended last year’s race in a sprint to the finish with Holly Brooks for a fantastic lunge across the line which she won by a toe in a photo finish.  Dussault is riding a wave of impressive victories, and is a heavy favorite for  the 2010 Birkie title this weekend. Coming off an amazing string of 7 wins in the...

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Phil Widmer and Rebecca Dussault take victory at the Madison SuperTour Criterium races. Dussault, the 2010 ITU Winter Triathlon Championship, blew away a small but talented women's field to take an authoritative victory. Widmer over came a tough men's field made up of top Americans and Canadians to take victory in what was for many the first Nordic criterium of their careers.

Rebecca Dussault has captured first place at the 2010 Winter Triathlon World Championships in Eidsvoll, Norway. Dussault, a 2006 Olympian, took the win in 1:19:47, nearly two minutes over second place Tatiana Charochkina of Russia (1:21:34), with Hanne Tronnes of Norway another six seconds back in third place (1:21:40). Dussault is the first non-European athlete to win the Winter Triathlon World Championships since it was first contested 14 years ago. The 29-year-old American from Gunnison,...

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Telemark, WI Team CXC dominated their home turf yesterday by taking 5 out of the 6 podium places in the 5/10km classic races of the Telemark SuperTour. In the women’s 5km race Rebecca Dussault won by a commanding 31 seconds over teammate Maria Stuber, mimicking their 1-2 placements in both of last weekend’s SuperTour races in Minneapolis. Third place went to Melissa Schwartz, who finished another 13 seconds behind Stuber, both previous teammates at NMU....

Brian Gregg and Rebecca Dussault, both of CXC Team Vertical Limit, pulled away from the field during yesterday’s SuperTour in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  FasterSkier caught up with them to ask them about their wins and what’s next. Some racers indicated yesterday that the weather was starting to make the course challenging and there were nearly 500 racers on course, so even the firmest of snow can deteriorate in such situations. How were things out there today?...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota – Brian Gregg and Rebecca Dussault gave CXC Team Vertical Limit a second consecutive day on top of the podium.  Dussault repeated continued her winning ways, skiing to a convincing 17 second win in the women’s 10km classic. Gregg, 2nd in yesterday’s freestyle race,  took the victory in the 15km classic, edging Martin Banerud by five seconds.  Bryan Cook (CXC Team Vertical Limit) matched his place from yesterday, taking the final podium spot,...

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For four days, the big story here in Anchorage has been Kikkan Randall, who won both races held here on Saturday and Monday. But beneath Randall on the result sheet is where the drama has been unfolding, as a handful of women are fighting tooth and nail for coveted spots on the 2010 Olympic team. The narrative was no different today. In the 20k mass start classic race, Randall again skied her way to victory....

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The wax today was LF Moly followed by HF Blue/Red mix followed by JetStream Blue/Red mix. Mixing the two JetStreams is uncomplicated. Either rub one block on and then the other block and rotocork them in together or sprinkle one powder on and sprinkle the other powder on and iron them in together quickly followed by rotocorking them. JetStream Moly was also really good. Notice that the winners of both races were in third place...