Category: News

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Save the Date: Climb to the Castle Is 15 September

Mark your calendar.  This year’s edition of the Climb to the Castle is 15 September, 2013. The northeast’s premier roller ski race will start at 8 AM.  Starting at the tollbooth on the Whiteface Memorial Highway, athletes will climb an…

Pietro Piller Cottrer Retires

After eight World Cup victories and 191 starts, langrenn.com reports that Pietro Piller Cottrer is bowing out of World Cup cross-country ski racing.

Douglas, Wiltberger Win Frigid Lake Placid Loppet

Winter came back with a vengeance for the 2013 Lake Placid Loppet.  After a snow drought and warm temperatures canceled last year’s race, Saturday saw frigid temperatures and slow snow for the the hardest race in the  northeast.

Bjørgen and Others Declined Heart Screening Earlier

Marit Bjørgen declined comprehensive cardiac health screening two months ago. According to Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper, Bjørgen and other Norwegian skiers were offered extensive testing designed to detect heart disease in the late summer or fall.  After hitting 200 beats per minute during…

Marit Bjørgen Hospitalized with Irregular Heartbeat

Langrenn.com reports that Norwegian star Marit Bjørgen was hospitalized Saturday night with an irregular heartbeat. Bjørgen first noticed something was awry following her Friday workout, according to a story on aftenposten.no. On Saturday, she finished an interval workout with a…

Maurice Manificat Injured, Will Miss Tour de Ski

Maurice Manificat knows how to suffer. While winning the 30 km skiathlon at Canmore in dramatic fashion last weekend, he skied through a knee injury.  But the injury has caught up with him, and he’ll miss the Tour de Ski. According to…

USA Invades Canada,Wins Quebec World Cup Women’s Team Sprint

With Jessie Diggins handing off to her in first place, Kikkan Randall led her final leg wire to wire to win the women’s team sprint at the Quebec World Cup.  USA 1 finished ahead of Germany in second place and…

Organizing a World Cup Ski Race: Not so Easy

It oughta be easy to organize a World Cup ski race in the U.S., right?  All you need is snow.  Not so fast.  It takes planning, talking a Eurocentric organizing body into the idea, and money.  Read “No Races For…