Saturday, February 28, 2015
Our girls are close enough to take advantage of a good situation (great wax, better race conditions) and kick butt. We are certainly progressing well, but we still have a ways to go. Everyone should be proud of the gains that we have made over the past 6-8 years. I think it is a combination of strong leadership from the USST coaches, strong clubs and stronger doping control.
Friday, February 27, 2015
If you have been following the blog, you know how big the crowds are. 35-55,000 people per day. The whole course is lined 2-5 people deep and the stands are full. If you want to be "on the fence" next to the tracks, you need to arrive 3-4 hours before the race. They start the pre race entertainment on the jumbo trons about 3 hours before the race to keep the spectators happy.
Just before the start of each race, they play a pump up song (Life is life) and everyone sings along. My gosh, even I would ski fast under those circumstance!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A second World Championships medal for Jessie puts her right up there and makes us Stratton skiers as proud and happy as one can be :)
Above, Kikkan starts out with her picture on the big "tron" above.