Saturday, 15 March 2014

Cross Country Skiers from across Canada descend on Corner Brook's Blow me down Ski Park.

by Keith and Heather Nicol
   The 2014 Cross Country Ski Nationals started Saturday, March 15th  in Corner Brook, Newfoundland 
with the classic team sprints. Temperatures were around -5 C with light winds and the racers from across Canada competed. There were several age categories of racers but we were there for the open men and women. This is an exciting format since the skiers come through the start finish area 6 times and tag their team mate in the process. The men's open race was particularly close with the top three sprinting toward the finish line with only 1.3 seconds separating first from third place. This is a great chance to see some of Canada's best skiers compete in Corner Brook in the largest cross country skiing event ever held in the province. The Nationals continue until March 22. For more information see:
Women's Open skiers in the classic team sprints

The start of the Men's Open team sprint
Around a sharp turn
The fastest men were separated by just a 1.3 seconds

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