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Race Preview: Olympic/U23/WJT Trials, Canmore, Alberta
By:  Liza Rozina   (2014/01/07)


This week, XCOttawa racers are in Canmore, getting ready for the Olympic/World U23 Trials. The races kick-off tomorrow, with the skate sprint. Next race is the 10/15km classic, with a break the next day. Saturday is another skate sprint, and the very last race is a 15/30km skiathlon. Details of the schedule for the week, can be found here.

The women’s side of the team racing this week include: Ingrid Hagberg, Holly Jones, Liza Rozina, Katie McMahon, and Sheila Kealey. We are very excited to try out our new podium women’s line race suits during the races.

The XCOttawa women's team enjoying the scenery

Andre Marchand, Matt Brown, Riel Allain, and Steffan Lloyd are skiing on the men’s side. We are very excited to have Mike Veira, Anna Geiger-Whitlock and coach John Suuronen waxing for the events. Race results will be posted here, as they become available.

Katie looking pretty excited!

So far, the weather in Canmore has been looking great. The team spent the last few days getting acclimatized to the altitude, previewing the race courses, fueling up on eload/emend, and exploring beautiful Canmore. Watch for upcoming articles outlining our experiences in each of the events. Let the races begin!

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