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After less than a week of deliberation, the International Ski Federation (FIS) Appeals Committee responded to the case Torin Koos (BSF/Rossignol) obstruction of competition. The Committee rejected his case for lack of sufficient evidence. In his appeal, Koos primarily took issue with the process by which the jury disqualified him, which he interpreted as a departure from the due process outlined in the FIS International Competition Rulebook (ICR). According to Koos, he was not allowed...

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RUMFORD, Maine – The final day of the United States Cross Country Ski Championship saw some controversy during the A Final of the men’s classic sprint on the trails of Black Mountain.  Torin Koos (BSF) skied away from the rest of the heat, but was later disqualified for a questionable move, so the second skier across the finish line Tyler Kornfield (UAF) was crowned the national champion.  While we don’t have footage of the contentious moment...

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RUMFORD, Maine – In the wake of the 2012 United States Cross Country Ski Championship natural snow has finally started to  fall and the racers move on to the next event on their schedule, but we take a look back at the final day of competition on the trails of Black Mountain.  Watch how the ladies’ classic sprint transpired. Contributing camera work by Alex Matthews and Audrey Mangan. buy chantix online, buy ventolin inhaler

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RUMFORD, Maine – For most of the racers in the men’s 30km classic mass start at the United States Cross Country Ski Championship there was one long effort, but for Noah Hoffman it was ski 20km and then race 10km as fast as he could.  Watch how things played out for Hoffman and the rest of the field. Full Race Report: “Hoffman Uses Smarts, Grit to Win 30 K”, by: Alex Matthews buy chantix online,...

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  Tested and picked glide waxes yesterday as was the plan as I anticipated that today’s kick solution could be a demanding one.  It did some freezing raining last night before they groomed.  Still, the tracks got an ice glaze on them which made things a bit tricky this morning.  We tested kick waxes, straight base green, straight klisters, and klisters covered.  Before qualifying, our best wax was Nordic Green Klister covered by Nordic Red...

RUMFORD, Maine – Following a nail-biter of a skate sprint to open the U.S. Cross Country Championships, the athletes contesting Sunday’s classic sprint can be expected to finish out the week with another great race. And with important U23 Championship qualifying points still up for grabs, the younger skiers especially will be looking to fight to the top spot on the podium. Athletes have been racing and training on the 1.4  and 1.6 k sprint...

  Rumford, ME – In this podcast Sam Evans-Brown talked to the techs who prepped some of the winners’ skis to find out what exactly was the right combination for a rocket pair of skis. And for those of you who’s eyes cross when wax talk starts, we ask how to get fast skis with minimal research. Have a listen… [podcast]http://images.fasterskier.com/2012/01/Classic-Podcast-Final.mp3[/podcast] buy chantix online, buy ventolin inhaler

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RUMFORD, Maine – With a strong headwind down the homestretch, the men proved that it was all about their position into the stadium, staying low and having enough energy for the final burst to the line.  When the snow settled it was Torin Koos who took his third straight sprint title. Contributing camera work by Evan Dethier. buy chantix online, buy ventolin inhaler

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RUMFORD, Maine – On the second day of competition at the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Championships, a longer course and a massive hill made for some spent athletes in the women’s 10 k and men’s 15 k freestyle individual starts at Black Mountain on Thursday. Here are a few quotes that didn’t make the recaps: On the course: “It was a really fast course so it was really hard, too, not a lot of recovery.”...

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  RUMFORD, Maine — Racing resumes at Black Mountain on Thursday at 9:00 am with the 10/15 k individual-start freestyle. With forecasts predicting temperatures to remain below freezing for the majority of the week, the upcoming races will likely all be held on hard-packed, fast courses. The Course On Wednesday, athletes and coaches were seen testing skis, training and acquainting themselves with the entirety of the 3.26 k lap of which the women with do...

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RUMFORD, Maine — There was no shortage of excitement at Black Mountain on Tuesday, where U.S. Cross Country Championships kicked off with a freestyle sprint. We checked in with the day’s winners Torin Koos (BSF/Rossignol) and Jessie Diggins (CXC/USST), as well as Caitlin Gregg (CXC), Jennie Bender (CXC), Ida Sargent (CGRP/USST), Corey Stock (CSU), Colin Rodgers (SVSEF), Karl Nygren (CXC), Joanne Reid (CU), Eliska Hajkova (CU), Bryan Cook (CGRP) and Nils Koons (CGRP). Sprint Brackets...