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XC Ottawa Athletes racing at Canada Games, Birkie, and World Masters
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2011/02/26)

Racing is still in full swing for XC Ottawa athletes. Here is what we're up to, and what we'll be doing in March . . .

Today, only 5 days after the Gatineau Loppet 50k event, Karl and Megan are racing the famous American Birkibeiner in Wisconsin - the largest ski race in North America. Here are the elite skiers they will be competing against.

Looks like they both had great races - with Karl finishing an impressive 11th (top Canadian) and Megan 18th in their elite fields.

Karl raced 30k at Easterns, 50k at the Gatineau Loppet (lead pack, 5th), and 50k at the Birkie . . . that's a lot of fast skiing!

Megan is racing the American Birkie, pictured here at Eastern's

Meanwhile, we have three athletes who have been competing at the Canada Games. Colin and Kyle have been doing a great job representing Yukon and Newfoundland, and Vesta has been guiding Margarita Gorbounova in the Para Nordic Races, with much success!
  • You can check out Canada Games results at Zone 4.

Kyle has been representing Newfoundland at Canada Games, pictured here at Eastern's.

Colin, represented Canada in Turkey at the World University Championships, currently representing Yukon at the Canada Games, pictured here at Eastern's

Vesta is guiding Margarita at the Canada Games

Sheila heads out to Silverstar to compete in the Masters World Cup, then will finish her season at the California Gold Rush.

Sheila (XC Zone Photo) is heading out to Silverstar for World Masters, pictured here at Eastern's.

The rest of XC Ottawa will be heading out to Canmore to compete at Ski Nationals.

XC Zone photo

XC Zone Photo

Many thanks to Jo-Ann Holden and XC Zone who help capture the XC Ottawa team in action.

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