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Just how anomalous was the podium in the women's 10 k freestyle at FIS World Championships on Tuesday? We find that FIS points still provide a great overall correlation to the results - and that while the five unseeded early starters had an advantage, the biggest losers in terms of snowstorm effects appeared to be the Germans, not the Norwegians.

A regular reader asked me over the weekend to comment on Devon Kershaw’s less than stellar opening race of the season. Specifically, he asked:  Kershaw seems like he’s one of the most volatile skiers on the WC circuit. Is this true? The question of how consistent (or not) various skiers are comes up fairly regularly. [...] Related posts:

  1. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers
  2. Week In Review: Friday Oct 8th
  3. Biathlon and Cross Country Volatility Trends

A regular reader asked me over the weekend to comment on Devon Kershaw’s less than stellar opening race of the season. Specifically, he asked:  Kershaw seems like he’s one of the most volatile skiers on the WC circuit. Is this true? The question of how consistent (or not) various skiers are comes up fairly regularly. [...] Related posts:

  1. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers
  2. Week In Review: Friday Oct 8th
  3. Biathlon and Cross Country Volatility Trends

A regular reader asked me over the weekend to comment on Devon Kershaw’s less than stellar opening race of the season. Specifically, he asked:  Kershaw seems like he’s one of the most volatile skiers on the WC circuit. Is this true? The question of how consistent (or not) various skiers are comes up fairly regularly. [...] Related posts:

  1. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers
  2. Week In Review: Friday Oct 8th
  3. Biathlon and Cross Country Volatility Trends

A regular reader asked me over the weekend to comment on Devon Kershaw’s less than stellar opening race of the season. Specifically, he asked:  Kershaw seems like he’s one of the most volatile skiers on the WC circuit. Is this true? The question of how consistent (or not) various skiers are comes up fairly regularly. [...] Related posts:

  1. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers
  2. Week In Review: Friday Oct 8th
  3. Biathlon and Cross Country Volatility Trends

A regular reader asked me over the weekend to comment on Devon Kershaw’s less than stellar opening race of the season. Specifically, he asked:  Kershaw seems like he’s one of the most volatile skiers on the WC circuit. Is this true? The question of how consistent (or not) various skiers are comes up fairly regularly. [...] Related posts:

  1. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers
  2. Week In Review: Friday Oct 8th
  3. Biathlon and Cross Country Volatility Trends

A regular reader asked me over the weekend to comment on Devon Kershaw’s less than stellar opening race of the season. Specifically, he asked:  Kershaw seems like he’s one of the most volatile skiers on the WC circuit. Is this true? The question of how consistent (or not) various skiers are comes up fairly regularly. [...] Related posts:

  1. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers
  2. Week In Review: Friday Oct 8th
  3. Biathlon and Cross Country Volatility Trends

Since we supposedly do statistics around here, the goal here will be to ‘statistically’ identify folks who specialize in longer distance races. By that I mean people who tend to ski better (relative to their own performance) in longer races. The fun part is to see whether the folks we single out match up with [...] Related posts:

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  2. Technique Preferences: Italy
  3. Mid-Season Recap: North American Distance