Distance wizard and Olympian Kris Freeman is a fighter on the cross country course, and as a World Class athlete and Type 1 diabetic, he takes to it in the realm of advocacy too.
Here is Noah Hoffman chasing race-winner Alexander Legkov of Russia on Sunday, when Hoffman finished 26th after an impressive performance at the 50k cross country race, the final event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Springtime temperatures ruled the course for a second day in a row Friday at the men’s 15k classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Here’s Kris Freeman battling the loose and challenging track.
Noah Hoffman skied into the top spot for the USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the Olympic skiathlon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center.
Erik Bjornsen (pictured here) and Becca Rorabaugh took U.S. titles in the 15k and 10k classic races, leading a three-medal effort by APU Nordic at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow on Saturday.
Kris Freeman became the men’s 2013 U.S. Distance National Champion on Thursday at Royal Gorge Ski Area, California.
Noah Hoffman led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 24th in the 50k freestyle mass start at Holmenkollen.
Noah Hoffman finished 27th and led the U.S. Cross Country Team in the 50k classic on Sunday, the climatic close to the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski Championships.
Andy Newell, Kris Freeman, Noah Hoffman and anchor Tad Elliott finished 10th in the men’s 4x10k relay at World Championships.
A strong team of 13 was named by the USSA for the upcoming FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Val di Fiemme.
Kikkan Randall finished 12th, Liz Stephen 15th as the seven stage Tour de Ski came to a close.
Kikkan Randall remained seventh after stage six as the Tour de Ski headed into its final day, the hill climb up Alpe Cermis Sunday.
Kikkan Randall moved up one spot to seventh as Justyna Kowalczyk extended her Tour de Ski lead with a win in a 3k classic individual start in Toblach.
Kikkan Randall dropped to eighth but is now less than a minute behind Tour de Ski leader Justyna Kowalczyk.
Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took a commanding lead in the Tour de Ski in a bid for a fourth straight title.
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