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The men’s freestyle sprint final in Lahti, Finland, started in almost comical fashion: the six men who had made it to the final heat of the day skied slowly, then even slower, as nobody wanted to lead. The final was full of dangerous men. Norwegian youngster Johannes Høsflot Klæbo has won five sprints this season, and he just became an Olympic gold medalist in the sprint in PyeongChang, South Korea, a mere ten days ago....

Kikkan Randall (USA) won her second-ever World Cup race on Saturday in Liberec, Czech Republic, adding yet another feather in a hat that is already the most adorned in the history of US women’s skiing. It is only mid-January, but Randall has already had quite a season. She has stood on the World Cup podium three times, earning a spot on each step with a second in Dusseldorf, and a third in Davos in addition...

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Andy Newell set a new American mark by finishing 4th in the FIS Sprint Cup standings, just 34 points behind Alexei Petukhov (RUS) in 3rd, and a single point ahead of Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR), the two-time defending Sprint Cup champions. Newell entered the final sprint of the season with a chance to move up as high as second, but he was unable to advance past the quarterfinals and was defeated by both Petukhov and...