The Keski has long been
We’ve also included a retrospective of race previews, and results from earlier years. We’re hoping to update this with more information, and would like to expand on the 2006 edition of the Keski by inviting race reports from our readers.
First, a bit of history . . .
The race was conceived in 1978 in the
Lachute region, over 100km northeast of its current location. At that time the
race was named "Riviere Rouge" for the
At this time the new name "Keskinada" was developed with KE representing
(from Steve Bursey's article)
RACING AND TRAINING STRATEGIES
Ski your first Keskinada Loppet Some tips to get you started (by Claude Laramee)
Don’t underestimate the importance for nutrition and hydration in long athletic events! Here is some good advice to optimize your race performance, and some entertaining reading from athletes who neglected their nutrition during the Keski.
Beating the Bonk
A cross-country skier's dynamic glide turns into a sorry shuffle, and fast snow now feels like molasses; a runner's stride becomes a walk; and any blip of a hill looks like
The 28th annual Keski will take place from the 17th to the 19th of February 2006. This year's edition will feature a new course for some of the events. Be sure to check www.keskinada.com for updates on this year’s event.
Who's Racing This Year? (Bib number and Seeding Lists by race)What wax should I use???
Check www.xcottawa.ca next Thursday or Friday for waxing recommendations for the weekend races.
New Courses for the Keskinada?
An Interview with Claude Laramee
Sponsor Sheila for the Keskinada and support the Bone Marrow
PREVIOUS RACE REPORTS & RESULTS:We'd like to expand on this section (especially the earlier years. . . ), so let us know if you have anything to contribute!
******* 2005 ********
Conditions: Bitter cold!
2005 Keski Preview By: Karl Saidla
Rezac 6 for 6 at Keskinada Worldloppet! By: Karl Saidla
Ski Moms & Keski Dads Series
KeskiDads - My Winter Challenge: 20th Edition By: Toni Saidla
KeskiDads - My 3rd (and fastest) 25km Classic By: Randy Storey
KeskiDads - My 50 Before 60 By: Stuart McTavish
KeskiDads - My 50km Keski By: Jim McCarthy
Conditions: Bitter Cold
Keskinada 2004 News By:
Conditions: Bitter Cold
Race Preview: Keski 2003 is coming! by Steve Bursey
Race Report: 2003 Keski 50km Classic (XCOttawa.ca's Yurich
Conditions – slow, sluggish – 10cm new snow, ungroomed!
2002 Keskinada 50k skate summary By: Karl Saidla
2002 Keskinada 50k Media Clippings By: Karl Saidla
Conditions: cold - old thawed/frozen
snow – fast.
Across the Disappearing Finish Line
(includes 1999 Keskinada)
Searching for the keys to endurance, a ski racer pushes his body and heart to the limit—until his father\'s sudden illness changes all the rules
By Bill McKibben (Outside Magazine)
Ice storm year – race shortened to 42