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XC Ottawa’s Megan McTavish qualifies for World Cup!
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2008/01/20)

Megan Mctavish will be part of Canada’s 2008 FIS World Cup Team for events in Canmore, Alberta that will take place from Jan 22-26, 2008. Based on her performances at NorAm sprint races and distance events in the recent Duntroon NorAm, Megan has been selected to race in the classic sprint events on January 23rd and the 10km skate race on January 25th.  This is especially impressive since Megan was fighting a bad cold in Duntroon!

XC Ottawa nearly qualified three athletes for the distance events, but Karl narrowly missed making the very competitive men’s team and Sheila was on track after the first qualifying race but dropped out of the second qualifying race when sick.

Good Luck Megan!!!


Some Event Details . . .

A full list of Canada’s World Cup team is available here

Check Cross Country Canada’s Web page for news, start lists, results, and more.

You can watch the races live on CBC's digital service (see times below). CBC will also be covering the events on their web, live-streaming from the race site at the times noted below @ www.cbc.ca.

Domestic Television Broadcast and Event Times (MST)
Jan 22 10:50 – 12:00 am - Pursuit Women CBC Country Canada
12:20 – 2:00 pm - Pursuit Men CBC Country Canada

Jan 23 10:00 am - Sprint Qualifications
12:20 – 2:00 pm - Sprint Elimination Heats CBC Country Canada

Jan 25 10:50 – 11:40 am - interval start women CBC Country Canada
12:20 - 1:30 pm - interval start men CBC Country Canada

Jan 26 10:00 am - Sprint Qualifications
12:20 – 2:00 pm - Sprint Elimination Heats CBC Country Canada

All live broadcasts will be repeated on CBC CC digital service at 9:00 pm MT (22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th). CBC conventional service will air a 2-3 hour highlights package on Feb 16. Live highlights will also be carried from the Sprint event on Saturday, January 26 by CBC.


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