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Wednesday Workout: Informal On-The-Go and Recovery Food

  From the dawn of sports nutrition when PowerBars were ubiquitous to the DIY world of handcrafted nibbles for athletes on-the-go and recovering, sports nutrition has become an industry. For this Wednesday Workout, we wanted to revisit a few classic low cost and relatively simple items when it comes to nutrition. Without diving into the deep science, the basics are well agreed upon: you’ll need some protein, carbohydrates, and some ingredients to make it all palatable. We’re thinking a smidge o...
Tags: Cook, Instagram, Sport, Skiing, Roy, PPP, Jess, UVM, Kikkan Randall, Bragg, Claire Waichler, Dakota Blackhorse, Alayna Sonnesyn, Peter Minde, Zoe Roy, Lina Sutro


Op-Ed from Pete Vordenberg on Getting Involved

  This op-ed comes from Pete Vordenberg, former fast skier and U.S. Ski Team Coach, and present dad, husband, photographer and climate activist.  Join POW, CCL, and a huge list from the outdoor industry and many of our outdoor and Olympic skiing heroes such as Jessie Diggins, Lowell Bailey, Alex Honnold, Angel Collinson and others in supporting the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act A bipartisan bill that will help make the United States a leader in taking steps to combat climate change ...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, America, Sport, United States, Skiing, CCL, NSAA, Wesley Clark, Kikkan Randall, National Ski Areas Association, POW, Caitlin Gregg, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Conservation Hawks, Protect Our Winters


Welcome to the Elite Wave

  Katie Miller on her way to finishing her first elite-wave Birkie. (Photo: courtesy Katie Miller) If you’ve ever wondered what the elite wave is like compared to one of the larger later starting waves here is a crash course.  A little background for context, the 2018 American Birkebeiner was my first introduction to the Birkie and the 50K distance. I started in wave 2 and paired with perfect conditions my first Birkie is by far my favorite race I’ve done.  Wave 2, while crowded and congested...
Tags: General, News, Minneapolis, Sport, Skiing, Wisconsin, Marathons, Stillwater, UNH, Clif, Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall, Birkie, Katie Miller, Kikkan, Birkie Ridge


Euphoric Victory for Sweden’s Nilsson and Dahlqvist in Classic Team Sprint; Diggins, Bjornsen 5th

Hips forward and drive…As clutch as they come – Sweden’s formidable Maja Dahlqvist  (bib 2) during the women’s 6 x 1.2 k classic team sprint at the 2019 World Championship in Seefeld, Austria. (Photo: John Lazenby/lazenbyphoto.com) Icy tracks and a relatively flat course made for a tight race in Seefeld, Austria for the women’s 6 x 1.2-kilometer classic team sprint. Even in the final meters as the women charged up the last climb and double poled to the finish, the winner was not clear. In fac...
Tags: News, Sweden, Germany, Russia, US, Sport, Canada, Racing, United States, Skiing, World Cup, Korea, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Maya


Kikkan Randall’s Year: Olympic Glory Followed by Chemotherapy

A year ago, she won the first American gold medal in cross-country skiing. Then she found out she had breast cancer.
Tags: News, Breast Cancer, Randall, Kikkan Randall, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, Kikkan, Olympic Games (2018


Pellegrino and De Fabiani Go 1-2 on Home Soil; Hamilton 4th

Italy’s Federico Pellegrino (c) after winning the men’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint on Saturday in Cogne, Italy. His teammate, Francesco de Fabiani (l) placed second and France’s Lucas Chanavat third. (Photo: FIS Instragram screenshot) The sun illuminated the alps in Cogne, Italy, the final World Cup stop before the FIS World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. Nestled in the mountains, the Aosta Valley is home to both Federico Pellegrino and Francesco De Fabiani, who seized the opportunity t...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Switzerland, Norway, North America, Richard, Kennedy, Fis


Saturday Race Rundown: Cogne, SoHo, Minneapolis (Updated x 1)

American Jessie Diggins (center) after winning the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Cogne, Italy. Germany’s Sandra Ringwald (l) placed second and Sweden’s Johanna Hagström in third. FIS Cross Country World Cup 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint Cogne, Italy Amidst sunshine and sporting rolled up sleeves on Saturday in Cogne Italy, American Jessie Diggins  took the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint win in nail-biter fashion. After making it into the semifinals and the final as one...
Tags: Utah, News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Results, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Salt Lake City, Beatty


Saturday Race Rundown: From Cogne to SoHo

American Jessie Diggins (center) after winning the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Cogne, Italy. Germany’s Sandra Ringwald (l) placed second and Sweden’s Johanna Hagström in third. (FIS Instagram screenshot) FIS Cross Country World Cup 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint Cogne, Italy Amidst sunshine and sporting rolled up sleeves on Saturday in Cogne Italy, American Jessie Diggins  took the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint win in nail-biter fashion. After making it into the semi...
Tags: Utah, News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Results, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Salt Lake City, Beatty


Saturday Race Rundown: Cogne, Italy

American Jessie Diggins (center) after winning the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Cogne, Italy. Germany’s Sandra Ringwald (l) placed second and Sweden’s Johanna Hagström in third. (FIS Instagram screenshot) FIS Cross Country World Cup 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint Cogne, Italy Amidst sunshine and sporting rolled up sleeves on Saturday in Cogne Italy, American Jessie Diggins  took the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint win in nail-biter fashion. After making it into the semi...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Results, Norway, Beatty, Kennedy, Dresden Germany, Pyeongchang, Pellegrino


Saturday Race Rundown: From Cogne to SoHo (Updated)

American Jessie Diggins (center) after winning the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Cogne, Italy. Germany’s Sandra Ringwald (l) placed second and Sweden’s Johanna Hagström in third. (FIS Instagram screenshot) FIS Cross Country World Cup 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint Cogne, Italy Amidst sunshine and sporting rolled up sleeves on Saturday in Cogne Italy, American Jessie Diggins  took the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint win in nail-biter fashion. After making it into the semi...
Tags: Utah, News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Results, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Salt Lake City, Beatty


First Tracks as a New Parent: Kikkan Randall [Part 2]

  Kikkan Randall poses with her husband Jeff Ellis and their son Breck after her final race in Falun. (Photo: Instagram @kikkanimal) The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Resources, Lifestyle, Training, Sport, Atlantic, Skiing, Switzerland, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Randall, Jeff, Amanda, Thule


First Tracks as a New Parent: Kikkan Randall [Part 1]

The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to return to skiing, competition, and an active lifestyle with a growing family. The series will include the physical challenges of being ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Resources, Training, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Pregnant, Randall, Fis, Jeff, Pyeongchang, Breck, Kikkan Randall, International Ski Federation FIS, Lauren Fleshman


News Roundup: Kikkan Cancer Series; 2026 Olympics Host Issues

Kikkan Randall staying positive with pink socks and rainbow shoes during her second round of chemotherapy on July 31 at the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. (Courtesy photo) A quick look at ski-related news from around the web as we wait for the Tour de Ski to start: – As anyone reading this site is likely aware, retired American skier Kikkan Randall went public with a breast-cancer diagnosis in July of this year, mere months after teaming up with Jessie Diggins to win a ...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Beijing, Racing, Olympics, Skiing, International Olympic Committee, Randall, Calgary, Deadspin, Adn, Anchorage Daily News, Pyeongchang, Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall


Caldwell Claims Second to Nilsson in Davos Freestyle Sprint

Sophie Caldwell (bib 1) of the U.S. Ski Team racing on Saturday during the women’s 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint in Davos Switzerland. (Photo: Reese Brown/ U.S. Ski Team) DNS. It’s a rare acronym to crop up in the results portion of Sophie Caldwell’s FIS database. But after battling a cold for the first few weeks of the 2018/2019 season, Caldwell did not start (DNS) the Lillehammer freestyle sprint and also chose to sit out the women’s relay last weekend. By this Saturday in Davos, Swi...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Results, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Dresden, Fis, Sargent, Nilsson


Klæbo Takes Davos Sprint for First Win of the Season; Simi Hamilton in 12th

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway down the finishing stretch in Davos, Switzerland. He won the day’s skate sprint while Italy’s Federico Pellegrino (green suit) was second. (Photo: FIS-Ski.com screenshot) As seems fitting for all things Davos, Switzerland: the racers enjoyed a bluebird day for the 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint on Saturday. And just when we thought Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway might be too spent from a year of media coverage and big-effort racing, he scored his first win of...
Tags: France, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Hamilton, Davos Switzerland, Harvey, Lillehammer Norway, U S ski, Pellegrino


Kælbo Takes Davos Sprint for First Win of the Season; Simi Hamilton in 12th

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway down the finishing stretch in Davos, Switzerland. He won the day’s skate sprint while Italy’s Federico Pellegrino (green suit) was second. (Photo: FIS-Ski.com screenshot) As seems fitting for all things Davos, Switzerland: the racers enjoyed a bluebird day for the 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint on Saturday. And just when we thought Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway might be too spent from a year of media coverage and big-effort racing, he scored his first win of...
Tags: France, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Hamilton, Davos Switzerland, Harvey, Lillehammer Norway, U S ski, Pellegrino


Wednesday Workout: Getting Out With Kids in Tow

Mom. Wife. Kikkan. Fighter. Kid-tower. Gold medalist. All of the above. Kikkan Randall tows Breck. (Photo: Kikkan Randall collection) This week’s workout comes from contributing reporter Rachel Perkins, a former USCSA National Champion turned dedicated citizen racer and now a new mom to a baby girl born in October. Here Rachel shares tips from her own experience as well as the wisdom of local chariot pulling veterans. This article is an introduction to an upcoming series highlighting the pregn...
Tags: Resources, Colorado, Lifestyle, Training, Sport, Skiing, Workouts, Tow, Rachel, Kikkan Randall, Wednesday Workout, Caitlin Gregg, Rachel Perkins, USCSA, Pregnancy And Exercise, Skiing with an infant


Sunday Rundown: Beitostølen, Pokljuka (Biathlon), and Sovereign Lake (Update 3x)

The women’s field cresting a hill during the scramble leg of the World Cup 4 x 5 k relay in Beitostølen, Norway. FIS World Cup Beitost ø l en, Norway 4 x 5 k / 4 x 7.5 k Relay Sunday in Beitostølen, Norway the women raced a 4 x 5-kilometer relay on firm tracks and under partly cloudy skies — Saturday’s races featured fresh snowfall. Norway I took the win in a total time of 57:23.6 minutes. In order of relay legs, Heidi Weng , Therese Johau g, Ragnhild Haga , and Ingvild Flugstad Øs...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Scott Patterson, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell


Sunday Rundown: Beitostølen, Pokljuka (Biathlon), and Sovereign Lake (Update 4x)

The women’s field cresting a hill during the scramble leg of the World Cup 4 x 5 k relay in Beitostølen, Norway. FIS World Cup Beitost ø l en, Norway 4 x 5 k / 4 x 7.5 k Relay Sunday in Beitostølen, Norway the women raced a 4 x 5-kilometer relay on firm tracks and under partly cloudy skies — Saturday’s races featured fresh snowfall. Norway I took the win in a total time of 57:23.6 minutes. In order of relay legs, Heidi Weng , Therese Johau g, Ragnhild Haga , and Ingvild Flugstad Øs...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Scott Patterson, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell


Sunday Rundown: Beitostølen, Pokljuka (Biathlon), and Sovereign Lake (Update 1x)

The women’s field cresting a hill during the scramble leg of the World Cup 4 x 5 k relay in Beitostølen, Norway. FIS World Cup Beitost ø l en, Norway 4 x 5 k / 4 x 7.5 k Relay Sunday in Beitostølen, Norway the women raced a 4 x 5-kilometer relay on firm tracks and under partly cloudy skies — Saturday’s races featured fresh snowfall. Norway I took the win in a total time of 57:23.6 minutes. In order of relay legs, Heidi Weng , Therese Johau g, Ragnhild Haga , and Ingvild Flugstad Øs...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell, Caitlin Patterson, Kikkan Randall


World Cup Distance Race #1 in the Books: Johaug Wins, Bjornsen in Eighth

2018 10 k classic podium from the Kuusamo, Finland World Cup. Norway’s Therese Johaug (center) won, while Swedes Charlotte Kalla (left) and Ebba Andersson (right) placed second and third.(Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) The most important story within the story was the fight within Sunday’s aerobic fight during the women’s World Cup 10-kilometer classic in Kuusamo, Finland. Each of the seventy starters in the women’s field wore a pink ribbon acknowledging the global fight against breast cancer ...
Tags: News, Sweden, Minnesota, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Randall, David Brown, Lillehammer Norway, Jessie, Brennan, Pyeongchang, Diggins


Cross Country Canada: The Reboot Part Two

Left to right: Canada’s Len Valjas, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard, and Alex Harvey after their historic third place finish in the 2017 men’s 4 x 7.5-kilometer team relay in Ulricehamn, Sweden. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) This is the second part of FasterSkier’s report on the state of high performance cross-country skiing and athlete development in Canada. You can read part one here. Cross Country Canada (CCC), as the national governing body for cross-country skiing in Canada has the difficult...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Vancouver, Norway, Beatty, NHL, Wood, Ccc, Alex, Randall, Chris, Nagano


World Cup Preview: #5 U.S.A.

Jessie Diggins (U.S. Ski Team) racing to 10th in the 2018 World Cup women’s 10 k classic in Planica, Slovenia. (Photo: Salomon/NordicFocus) Welcome to FasterSkier’s World Cup Preview, where we check in with the top-10 teams from last year’s FIS Cross Country World Cup tour before the season starts. The World Cup begins with a classic sprint in Ruka, Finland on Nov. 24th. *** United States Overall in Nations Cup Last Year: 5th Women’s Ranking 2017/2018: 3rd Men’s Ranking 2017/20...
Tags: Usa, General, News, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, New Zealand, Park City, Randall, Patterson, Fis, Hamilton, Seefeld, Deep, Liz


Lights, Camera, Action: U.S. Ski Team Stars in Latest Warren Miller Film

Terraces of groomed snow. The U.S. Ski Team trains at New Zealand’s Snow Farm, 2018. (Photo: Colin Witherill/ Warren Miller Entertainment) Big and bold. Published on the latest press release from Warren Miller Entertainment are the rarefied featured athletes in the season’s cinematic siren call that winter is imminent: The Warren Miller ski film Face of Winter . Of course, there’s the icon of the Iron Cross, Jonny Moseley. Listed along with the gravity side of skiing royalty are U.S. Cross ...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, Portland, New Zealand, Warren, Salt Lake City, Portland Oregon, Doping, Hamilton, Park City Utah, Southern Hemisphere, Haskins, Jessie, Boulder Colorado, Diggins


Soon-To-Be Parents, Caitlin and Brian Gregg on the Winter Ahead

Caitlin Gregg rocking her baby “bump” while 20 weeks pregnant at the Loppet Foundation’s Trail Loppet, an “urban trail run”, on Sept. 21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband Brian are expecting their first child in early February. (Courtesy photo) The questions started rolling in this spring. How’s training going? Are you going for 2019 World Championships? What’s the plan for next winter? When you’re Caitlin and Brian Gregg, Olympians and local superstars in the Midwest, it’s hard to...
Tags: General, News, Minneapolis, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Brian, British Columbia, Randall, Greggs, New England, New York City Marathon, Midwest, Duluth Minnesota, Packer


L.L.Bean and Swix Announce Partnership with Cross Country Team

Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, known for its legendary customer service and high-quality gear and apparel that help to further people’s enjoyment of the outdoors, and Swix, renowned for its cutting-edge technology in world-class competition and training wear, today announced a partnership with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. As official supplier to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, L.L.Bean will provide insulated outerwear and rainwear, as well as casual wear and hats. Swi...
Tags: Usa, News, Sport, United States, Skiing, Sprint, L L Bean, Anchorage Alaska, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell, Kikkan Randall, U S Cross Country Ski Team, Sponsor News, Swix


Minnesota’s World Cup: One Day of Skate Sprints, $1.6-1.7 Million

Jessie Diggins (U.S. Ski Team) racing in front of a North American crowd during the women’s 10 k freestyle pursuit at 2017 World Cup Finals in Quebec City. She finished the season sixth overall in the FIS World Cup. (Photo: John Lazenby/Lazenbyphoto.com) Following the 2017 World Cup Finals in Canada, John Munger, executive director of the Loppet Foundation, received a phone call from a fellow Minnesotan. Jessie Diggins had just completed her 2016/2017 season, and she had a question for Munger....
Tags: General, News, Minnesota, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, North America, Quebec, Fis, Quebec City, Munger, Minneapolis Minnesota, Diggins, Jessie Diggins


Minneapolis to Host 2020 FIS Cross Country World Cup

Jessie Diggins (front), seen here leading fellow U.S. Ski Team member Sophie Caldwell in a World Cup race, was key to securing a FIS Cross Country World Cup for Minnesota. (Photo: U.S. Ski & Snowboard) (Press release) The International Ski Federation (FIS) today officially confirmed that Minnesota will host a World Cup cross-country ski event in Minneapolis in March 2020.  U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Loppet Foundation will serve as hosts of the World Cup event, taking place at the new ‘The Tra...
Tags: Usa, General, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Ncaa, Fis, Foundation, Facebook Twitter, Jessie, Pyeongchang


Diggins and Caldwell Visit Prospect Mountain on September 26th

Olympic Gold medalist, Jessica Diggins, and US Ski team mamber Sophie Caldwell, will visit the Prospect Mountain base lodge on Route 9 in Woodford on March 26ht at 7pm. The althlets will speak about their Olympic and World Cup nordic ski racing experiences, and answer questions fron the audience. The public is invited to attend. Jessica Diggins, along with relay partner Kikkan Randall, secured the first nordic skiing gold medal in US history this past Febuary at the games in South Korea. Sophie...
Tags: South Korea, News, US, Sport, Skiing, Woodford, Prospect, Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Kikkan Randall, Sponsor News, Jessica Diggins, Prospect Mountain, Caldwell Visit Prospect Mountain, Prospect Mountain Associates


Keeping Up the Positivity, Randall Nears Day 60 of Chemo

Kikkan Randall (c) with her son, Breck, and husband, Jeff Ellis, in Penticton, British Columbia. (Courtesy photo) Day by day. That’s how Kikkan Randall is approaching her battle with breast cancer after being diagnosed about three months ago. Now more than 50 days into her treatment — with six rounds of chemotherapy over an 18-week span — Randall, 35, is becoming more familiar with the ugly side effects and adjusting to her new normal. While beating what is believed to be Stage 2 cancer remains...
Tags: Health, General, News, Breast Cancer, Interviews, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, New Zealand, Vancouver, Seattle, Ioc, Randall, Chemotherapy, Gofundme, Jeff