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Mar 20: Nishikawa and Harvey Win 5/10km CL...

13.02.2016, Falun, Sweden (SWE):
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March 20, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey climbed onto the top of the women’s and men’s podiums in the classic-ski interval start races on the second day of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: IBU Mass Start Competitions in Khanty...

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March 20, 2016 (Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia) – The final day of competition in Khanty Mansiysk, the last round of the 2016 BMW IBU World Cup, started with strong gusty winds. The Women’s mass … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: Interview with Sadie...

Sadie Bjornsen (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

March 20, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – SkiTrax spoke with American Sadie Bjornsen on the final rest day of Ski Tour of Canada in Canmore. Bjornsen at the time was 11th overall in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse...

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March 20, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Two veteran squads captured the first titles of the weeklong Haywood Ski Nationals on Saturday in Whitehorse. Canmore residents skiing out of Foothills Nordic Ski Club, Jesse … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: USA’s Burke Stellar 6th Again as...

19.03.2016, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (RUS):
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March 19, 2016 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – Tim Burke delivered another top level 6th-place finish in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk as an encore to Friday’s season-best sixth place in the men’s 10km … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: USA’s Masters Locks up Marathon Series...

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March 19, 2016 (Vuokatti, Finland) – The USA’s Oksana Masters once again headlined the winners at the IPC Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals on Saturday, March 19, securing the series title with a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Makarainen Wins Women’s 10km Pursuit @Khanty-Mansiysk...

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March 19, 2016 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen captured the 10km women’s pursuit gold medal two days after winning the sprint event at the final round of the BMW IBU World Cup in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Dahl and Boner Win...

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March 19, 2016 (Norway) – More than 10.000 skiers from all over the world woke up very early today in Norway. Around 5:00am the first busses brought the athletes to the starting-area in … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 19: Job Opportunity – Senior Team Coach...

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March 19, 2016 (Canmore, Alberta) – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada is seeking an outstanding Senior Team Coach to provide leadership of the National Ski Team targeting the podium for 2018 and beyond. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces 2017...

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March 19, 2016 – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) board of directors today announced the 2017 American Birkebeiner schedule of events slated for February 23-26, 2017. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: USA’s Burke Stellar 6th as Eberhard...

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March 18, 2016 (KhantyMansisk, Russia) – The USA’s Tim Burke stormed to a fantastic sixth place in the men’s 10km Sprint race at the IBU World Cup in Khanty Mansisk, Russia, logging only … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean...

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March 18, 2016 (Craftsbury, VT) – The 2016 USST SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships are hitting the trails of Craftsbury, VT, this March 21-26. Come race, volunteer or … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: 2016 Haywood Nationals in Whitehorse –...

2016 Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse feat

March 18, 2016 (Whitehorse, YK) – Come to watch Canada’s top Nordic skiers and local heroes in action at the Haywood Nordic Ski Nationals in Whitehorse, March 19-26 – Knute Johnsgaard, Emily Nishikawa, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: USA’s Dunklee 25th in Women’s 7.5k...

17.03.2016, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (RUS):
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March 18, 2016 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Susan Dunklee (USA) raced to a 25th-place finish in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint on Thursday as the final World Cup event of the season, BMW IBU World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: Canada’s Emily Weekes Cracks Top-Five at...

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March 17, 2016 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Emily Weekes put together her second straight top-five finish at the IPC World Cup finals in Vuokatti, Finland – this time in the cross-country skiing sprint race. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: Interview with Jessie Diggins after Ski...

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March 17, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – At the final Stage 8 of Ski Tour of Canada, a Classic Pursuit 10km race held at the Canmore Nordic Centre, American Jessie Diggins wowed herself and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: Denver Claims 23rd NCAA Ski Championship...

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March 17, 2016 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Over four days that included both Nordic and alpine competitions, in the end the Denver Pioneers won the school’s 23rd NCAA Championship in Steamboat Springs, CO, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 16: Interview with Matthias Ahrens Biathlon Canada...

07.01.2016, Ruhpolding, Germany (GER):
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March 16, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Matthias Ahrens, Head Coach of Biathlon Canada, who was in the legendary Holmenkollen stadium with 40,000 screaming fans watching the Canadian Men’s Relay squad … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 16: Canada’s Weekes 4th, Arendz 5th, USA’s...

Mark Arendz (Can) [P] CCC

March 16, 2016 (Vuokatti, Finland) – On the opening day of the IPC World Cup Finals in Vuokatti, Finland, Canada’s Mark Arendz had a solid fifth in the men’s 7.5km standing biathlon sprint. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: Job Opportunity – High Performance Coach...

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March 15, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2016/17 training year. As a designated NTDC, the Academy is … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: Register for the CCSAA Annual Conference...

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March 15, 2016 – Registration is open for the CCSAA Annual Conference, April 5 & 6, 2016 at Snow Mountain Ranch Fraser, CO. Register before March 21 for a free analysis of your … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: CCES Reminds Athletes to Check Status...

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March 15, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to remind Canadian athletes of the importance of checking their medications against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

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March 14, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest after the penultimate 10/15km FR, Stage 7, in Canmore as we have … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: 2016 USSA Junior Nationals Telemark Days...

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March 14, 2016 (Cable, WI) – Warm weather and tough conditions greeted 500 top 14-19 year old skiers as the 2016 USSA Junior National Championships kicked off Monday, March 7, on the historic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: Canadian XC Ski Head Coach Justin...

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March 14, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – One of the most accomplished head coaches in the history of the Canadian National Ski Team, Justin Wadsworth, will take a break from coaching following the Haywood … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: USA’s Bailey Scores 10th, Burke 12th...

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March 14, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey had a near-perfect day in the men’s 15km mass start finishing a solid 10th as the IBU World Championships came to a close on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: USA’s Dunklee 11th and Canada’s Crawford...

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March 14, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee was just out of the top ten finishing 11th, while Canada’s Rosanna Crawford was 15th in the women’s 12.5km mass start won by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 13: Canada’s Harvey Takes 5th as Norway’s...

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March 13, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished a valiant fifth in front of a boisterous crowd, as Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) bided his time and then attacked for a decisive … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 12: USA’s Diggins 5th as Johaug Wins...

Therese Johaug wins overall WCup and fabled Crystal Globe [P] Pam Doyle

March 12, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Norway’s Therese Johaug executed an incredible performance in the final Stage 8 women’s 10km CL pursuit at Ski Tour Canada, as she caught and passed teammate Heidi … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 12: Canada Wins Stunning BRONZE in Men’s...

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March 12, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – Team Canada’s Christian and Scott Gow, Nathan Smith and anchor Brendan Green, delivered historic BRONZE in Men’s Relay 4×7.5km, today in Oslo at the 2016 IBU Worlds with an amazing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 12: Interview with Finland’s Matti...

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March 12, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – We caught up with Finland’s Matti Heikkinen following his victory on Stage 7, the men’s 15km Skate Individual Start, at the penultimate round of Ski Tour Canada … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Canada’s Harvey Stellar 4th as Finland’s...

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March 11, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Finland’s Matti Heikkinen secured the men’s 15km skate individual start in dominant fashion for his second podium at the Tour. He was joined on the podium by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Diggins Strong 5th as Oestberg Wins...

Jessie Diggins leads Ida Sargent [P] Nordic Focus

March 11, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Norway and Mashus teamed up on the penultimate Stage 7 at Ski Tour Canada as Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg claimed her first victory at the inaugural Tour winning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Norway Claims Women’s Relay Victory on...

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March 11, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – The Norwegian women’s team delivered gold on home snow claiming the 4x6km Relay over France and Germany on Friday at the IBU World Championships in Oslo, Norway. The U.S. women’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Vauhti Launches New Hydrocarbon-Free Ski Cleaning...

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March 11, 2016 – After constant research and development process Ski wax company from Finland Vauhti Speed launch unique liquid hydrocarbon free cleaner and care product line for skin skies. Vauhti’s care products … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: Interview with Norway’s Petter Northug in...

Petter Northug (NOR) [P] Nordic Focus

March 10, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Going into the final two races of the inaugural Ski Tour Canada, Norwegian star, Petter Northug, is in second overall behind Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, the current leader … READ MORE →7 comments

Mar 10: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

March 10, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest after the Stage 6 Canmore Skiathlon as tkteam continues to lead with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: Career-bests for USA’s Bailey 15th and...

Lowell Bailey [P] Angus Cockney

March 10, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey was the top North American finisher in the Men’s 20km Individual start event at the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Oslo today as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: Harvey 7th and Babikov 10th in...

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March 10, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) packed a powerful punch to claim the men’s 30km Skiathlon in Canmore as Canada’s Alex Harvey grabbed a strong 7th while Ivan Babikov … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: USA’s Diggins 11th as Norway’s Weng...

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March 10, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The unstoppable Norwegian train featured Heidi Weng besting Therese Johaug at the line in the women’s 15km Skiathlon (7.5K CL+7.5K FR) on Stage 6 of Ski Tour … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 09: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

March 09, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest after the Stage 5 Canmore CL Sprints as we have a new … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 09: The Sasseville Report – Norwegian Attitude...

Petter Northug [P] Angus Cockney

March 09, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Norwegian attitude: I woke up this morning pissed. Last night I read that the Norwegian men decided not to try their best in the final of the … READ MORE →8 comments

Mar 09: Canada’s Crawford Strong 14th and USA’s...

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March 09, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford (CAN) logged a strong 14th place in the women’s 15k Individual event today at the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Oslo as France went … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 09: Canada’s Valjas 11th as Pellegrino Claims...

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March 09, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino hammered to victory under blue skies in the men’s 1.5km Classic sprint claiming his first classic sprint win over Norway’s Eirik Brandsdal and Maurice … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 09: USA’s Diggins Strong 6th as Norway’s...

Maiken Caspersen Fall holds the FIS Crystal Globe for sprints at Ski Tour Canada in Canmore on March 8. Copyright of Pam Doyle @ pamdoylephotography.com All photos are fee-liable.

March 09, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Norway ruled the women’s 1.5 km Classic sprint as the final leg of Ski Tour Canada got underway in mild conditions at Canmore with Maiken Caspersen Falla … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 08: Interview with US Head Coach Chris...

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March 08, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – With four stages to go to the conclusion of Ski Tour Canada 2016 and the FIS World Cup season wrap we caught up with Chris Grover, US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 08: Ski Tour Canada Canmore – Training...

Canadian National Senior World Cup Team member Alex Harvey at the first day of training under warm, sunny skies and on melting snow, for Ski Tour Canada 2016 at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Monday, March 7. photo by Pam Doyle

March 08, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Here are some great training photos from yesterday’s training session as skiers prepare for today’s Sprint CL races in Canmore as the final leg of the inaugural … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 08: Job Opportunity – Nordic Ski Club...

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March 08, 2016 (Fairbanks, AK) – Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks’ Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is looking for an assistant coach to begin work this summer.
Our team has been steadily … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 07: Dunklee Claims Career-best 10th in Women’s...

06.03.2016, Oslo, Norway (NOR):
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March 07, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – American Susan Dunklee fought back to claim a best-ever 10th in the women’s 10km Pursuit on Sunday at the IBU World Championships in Oslo, a day after she delivered a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 07: Canada’s Smith 15th in Men’s Pursuit...

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March 07, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – Martin Fourcade of France nailed his third straight gold in the men’s 12.5km pursuit as Canada’s Nathan Smith charged to 15th from 46th for a stellar day at the IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments