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Norway Unstoppable as Team USA Captures 4th in Women’s Relay @ Falun as

February 26, 2015 (Falun, SWE) – The Women’s 4x5km Relay was full of surprises and drama as Norway took no prisoners on their way to a resounding victory as they handled the pressure … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bryan Fletcher Strong 5th as Bernhard Gruber Wins Nordic Combined Large Hill Gold @ Falun 2015

February 26, 2015 (Falun, SWE) – American Bryan Fletcher set himself up for success with a strong jump placing 13th and then skied with panache to a top-five finish in the large hill … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Germany’s Severin Freund Claims Large Hill Gold @ Falun 2015

February 26, 2015 (Falun, SWE) – Severin Freund, 26, delivered Germany’s third gold taking the large hill HS134-meter competition with a clear victory in Falun on Thursday evening. Freund set a new hill record ending … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Feb 26: Organic Valley Becomes Newest ASM Series...

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– Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, has been named an official sponsor of the American Ski Marathon Series and the AXCS National Masters Championships.
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Feb 25: Sweden’s Johan Olsson in Charge in...

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(Falun, SWE) – Despite having only one World Cup start behind him this season, in Ostersund 10 days ago, Sweden’s Johan Olsson crushed the competition today in Falun with a decisive victory in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: Ski Jumping Tops the Prize Money...

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(Falun, SWE) – Besides medals and prestige the athletes can also win a good amount of prize money in Falun. A total of CHF 870 600,- is awarded in the three disciplines, ski jumping, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015...

1st Prize – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – XC Ski 3-nights

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 Contest following the Team Sprint at Falun 2015 where defending champs Team USA’s Jessie Diggins and Sophie Caldwell finished … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg Nail...

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(Falun, Sweden) – Team USA was on fire in the women’s 10km FR individual race with Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg delivering stellar performances to claim silver and bronze for a historic podium. But … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: Teleconference Call with Caitlin Gregg, Jessie...

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(Falun, SWE) – Check out the US Ski Team’s media conference call with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) and the US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb, following the medal ceremonies in Falun, Sweden. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: Interview with Head Coach Chris Grover...

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(Falun, SWE) – SkiTrax caught with US XC Head Coach Chris Grover just after Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg finished second and third respectively in the Women’s 10km FR individual for a historic US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: News FLASH – USA’s Jessie Diggins...

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(Falun, SWE) – Americans Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg claimed a historic podium today winning a stunning silver and bronze in the Women’s 10km FR individual at the 2015 FIS Nordic World Championships in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: US Women 12th and Men 15th...

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(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – The Team USA women, consisting of Siena Ellingson, Chloe Levins, and Amanda Kautzer, finished 12th in the Youth 3x6km relay on the final day of the IBU Youth World Championships in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015...

1st Prize - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - XC Ski 3-nights

(Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Alex Harvey was on the podium again making history with his second medal at the Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships in the men’s 30km Skiathlon winning bronze (read our coverage here) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: American Birkebeiner 2015 Photos and...

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(Hayward, WI) – Here are some great photos and a video courtesy of the Birkie from the 2015 American Birkebeiner held this past weekend, of which the 51km FR event was a leg of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Doherty’s 11th Leads North Americans in...

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(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – A day after his bronze medal in the junior men’s sprint, Sean Doherty (USA) had the top North American performance in Sunday’s pursuit races with an 11th-place finish in the junior men’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Sigge’s Payak 2015 Cancelled Due to...

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(Callaghan Valley, BC) – Despite a lot of snow dancing over the last two weeks, Mother Nature did not cooperate and organizers of the Sigge’s Payak made the difficult decision to cancel event for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Norway Untouchable in Men’s 1.4km FR...

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(Falun, Sweden) – The Norwegian team of Finn Haagen Krogh and Petter Northug were untouchable in the men’s 1.4km FR Team Sprint on Sunday. Like their women counterparts, the duo quickly established a lead that … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Norway Dominates Women’s Team Sprint @...

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February 22, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – Norway out-classed the field today crushing all opposition in the Women’s 6×1.2km FR Team Sprint, as anchor Maiken Caspersen Falla crossed the finish line more than eight seconds ahead … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 22: Harvey Wins Historic Bronze in Men’s...

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(Falun, SWE) – Canada’s Alex Harvey won historic bronze in a thrilling finish to the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin won his first ever international gold medal beating Dario Cologna (SUI) by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 22: Johaug Wins Women’s Skiathlon Gold @...

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February 21, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – Therese Johaug (NOR) was unstoppable in the women’s 7.5km C/7.5km F women’s skiathlon today pulling away from her rivals on the final climb to claim the gold. The 26-year-old … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: USA’s Brooks Wins American Birkebeiner &...

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(Cable, WI) – After temperatures around -30°C the days before the race, the race day announced to be pretty “warm” with only -13 degrees! Snowfall right before the race made the track softer then … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: USA’s Sean Doherty 3rd in Junior...

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(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – In his first year as a junior competitor, Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) won the bronze medal in the junior men’s 10-kilometer sprint on Saturday at the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: Canada’s Henrich 5th and USA’s Hendrickson...

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(Falun, SWE) – Canada’s Taylor Henrich ended up a stellar fifth after qualifying a stunning first at the women’s World Ski Jumping championships yesterday in Falun, Sweden. The USA’s Sarah Hendrickson, the defending champ, followed … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: USA’s Taylor Fletcher 19th as Germany’s...

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(Falun, SWE) – Germany’s Johannes Rydzek picked up his first-ever gold medal yesterday at the Nordic World Ski Championships in a close battle with Italy’s Alessandro Pittin in the Nordic Combined 10 km Individual Gundersen. Pittin … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: Men’s MS100 Ski Jumping Qualifications @...

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(Falun, SWE ) – Simon Ammann (SUI) was the surprising winner of the qualification for the men’s Normal Hill competition yesterday at the World Championships in Falun. The four-time Olympic Champion, who didn’t take … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015...

1st Prize - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - XC Ski 3-nights

(Toronto, ON) – The first medal event of the Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships started things off with a bang for Team Canada in Sweden yesterday and got Canadian supporters registered in our SkiTrax … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: Watch American Birkie LIVE on Feb....

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(Haywood, Wisconsin) – Watch the 42nd annual American Birkebeiner LIVE on Sat., Feb. 22. The legendary Birkie is part of the Worldloppet, featuring 9,000+ participants including top US skiers and finishes in downtown Haywood. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize - Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round seven of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden.
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Feb 19: Canada’s Harvey Scores Impressive Silver in...

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(Falun, SWE) – Canadian Alex Harvey demonstrated how strong he is at these championships as he claimed the silver medal today in the men’s 1.4km CL Sprint just behind Norwegian star, Petter Northug, on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: Bjoergen Takes Historic Women’s Sprint CL...

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(Falun, SWE) - Marit Bjoergen (NOR) captured the first gold medal of Falun 2015 and into the record books as she powere her way to victory in the women’s 1.4km CL Sprint. Sweden’s Stina Nilsson … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: Canada’s Beaudry 15th in Individual Pursuit...

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(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – Sarah Beaudry (CAN) was the top Canuck in 15th spot to mark the opening day of the Biathlon Junior World Championships in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus on Thursday, while the USA’s Sean Doherty … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: Shellie Milford Passes the Torch @...

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(Cable, WI) – Shellie Milford, director of race operations at the American Birkebeiner, is stepping down after the Feb. 21, 2015 running of this year’s Swix Birkie (50km skate and 55km Classic), ending almost … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: Falun Welcomes the...

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February 18, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf opened the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Wednesday night at Falun’s Lugnet Arena, in the heart of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 18: Uptown Funk – US Ski Team...

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(Falun, Sweden) – Get down and boogie with Team USA as the Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds gets underway tomorrow with the first major event the Classic Sprint. Simi Hamilton tells it like it is … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 18: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015...

1st Prize - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - XC Ski 3-nights

(Toronto, ON) – As the Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships get underway in Sweden from Feb. 18-Mar. 1, today is your final opportunity to get in on our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 Contest. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 18: Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds Get Underway...

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(Falun, Sweden) – The Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships got underway today in Sweden with the opening qualifiers for those countries who did not receive automatic entry to the championship. Stay tuned for more … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 18: More Medals for USA and Canada...

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(Asahikawa, Japan) – Canada’s para-nordic athletes rattled off three medals for the second-straight day at the IPC World Cup in Asahikawa, Japan on Sunday, Day 2 of competition. Canadian Team rookie Brittany Hudak captured … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 17: Falun is Ready for the 2015...

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(Falun, Sweden) – Five years ago, at the 47th International Ski Congress in Antalya (TUR), Falun was elected to host the FIS Nordic World Championships in 2015. Now, Falun is ready.

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Feb 17: Canada’s Cendrine Browne and Kevin Sandau...

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(Vietalva, Latvia) – It was a beautiful day in Vietalva, Latvia as the Canadian team tackled Day 2 of the Latvian Championships, the 10 and 15k skate races. Temperatures were just below zero C. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 17: Falun 2015 Worlds Welcomes Iran’s First...

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(Falun, Sweden) – She’s already won all the races she’s skied during the winter in her native Iran. And Wednesday’s WSC qualifying round will be the first competition outside her home country for 23 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 17: Light the Trails for Larry Campaign...

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(Duntroon, ON) – We have achieved the target we set for the “Light the Trails for Larry” campaign. I have to say that the Sinclair family are overwhelmed with your generosity in helping find … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 17: WADA and FIS to Launch Legacy...

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– The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and FIS will launch the first ever Legacy Outreach Program in Falun (SWE) from 19th-21st February as the world’s top Nordic skiers gather for the 40th edition of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 17: IPC Names USA’s Soule Athlete of...

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– The USA’s Andrew Soule was recently voted the IPC’s Allianz Athlete of the Month for January 2015 after a record breaking performance at the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships.

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Feb 16: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015...

1st Prize – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – XC Ski 3-night luxury package

(Toronto, ON) – We apologize for the delay and are pleased to announce that the final list of athletes for Falun 2015 has been released and we have updated our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 16: U.S. Biathlon Announces Teams for World...

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– US Biathlon is happy to announce the World Championship Team roster for the IBU Biathlon World Championships presented by BMW. The event will be hosted in Kontiolahti, Finland March 4 to 15 (more … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 16: Hendrickson on the Podium at World...

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(Park City, UT) – Sarah Hendrickson of the U.S. Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team placed third in both the 12th and 13th World Cup competitions in Ljubno, Slovenia on February 14 and 15, 2015.
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Feb 16: Gatineau Loppet Day 2 Report, Results...

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(Gatineau, QC) – Day two of the 37th edition of the Gatineau Loppet competitions began with frigid temperatures and unrelenting winds swirling throughout the École secondaire Mont-Bleu site. Yet all participants, from the top … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 16: NENSA EasternCup Finale Weekend...

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(Hanover, NH) – The final weekend of the NENSA Eastern Cup circuit for 2014-15 has just finished up this past weekend! It has been a successful season so far; full of snow storms and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 15: Krogh Conquers 15km FR for First...

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(Ostersund, Sweden) – Finn Hagen Krogh (NOR) grabbed his first World Cup distance victory in the men’s 15km FR on Sunday following his sprint victory yesterday marking back-to-back wins in Ostersund, Sweden for the rising … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 15: Kalla Takes Stunning Victory in Women’s...

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(Ostersund, Sweden) – Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla turned heads with a resounding victory in the women’s 10km FR World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden, by a comfortable 36.4-second margin over top-ranked Marit Bjoergen (NOR) and her … READ MORE → 0 comments