This week Andrew, Megan and Karl will be in Houghton Michigan for the US Senior Nationals short distance races. On Wednesday, the men will be doing a 10k classic, and the women 5k classic. On Thursday it will be a 15k skate for the men, and 10 k skate for the women. Both races are individual start.
These races will be exciting, as they are arguably the most competitive races in North America. They will serve as selection races for the US World Championship team, and will attract all the top US skiers, usually including many top NCAA competitors who race infrequently outside the NCAA system.
Snow has been sparse in Houghton, but the organizers have done a huge amount of work preparing the courses with truckloads of snow brought in from other areas. The website for the event is www.seniornationals.org.
We will try to keep you up to date on what is happening in Houghton.
- Olympians, Top US skiers Arriving in Houghton
- Watch the action live via a webcam in the stadium.
- Watch the temperature warm-up throughout the race! Will it be faster or slower for late starters?
A few webcam captures from the race...