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Justin Demers
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Justin had a great rookie season with XC Ottawa two years ago, both in terms of rapid improvements to his fitness and technique and being the only guy among 3 other rookie girls. He is still improving rapidly while studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He is training hard this season with goals of being in the top 30 at Canada Cup races and having some top 3 results at Quebec Cups as a third year senior. He has been voted to have the nicest legs on the team, third year running, and they just keep getting better.

Here's what he has to say on skiing fashion:

"My official position is that we should return to the golden age of lycra and bring back the metallics, purples, aquas and fluorescents. The Italians agree with me as Rudy Project has just released their Noyz glasses in fluor pink, yellow and green all with mirror blue lenses and ear pads. As far as xc ski suits go - if it ain't too bright, it ain't bright enough!"

Hometown Gatineau, QC
Personal Sponsors: Salomon
Best Results: 12th, 2009 Gatineau Loppet 50km Skate 10th, Ontario Cup #2 (North Bay), 10km skate, 2009 3rd, 29km Classic, 2008 Gatineau Loppet
4th, Senior Men, Quebec Cup
Performance Goals: Top 25 at a NORAM
Top 30 at Nationals
Top 5 at the Gatineau Loppet
Other Pursuits: Engineering
EQUIPMENT
Skis: Salomon
Poles: Infinity
Boots: Salomon
Rollerskis:
Skate: Elpex F1
Classic: V2 910k

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Justin's Articles...

Gatineau Park Parkway closure timetable for the fall of 2010  (2010/09/14)
Race Report Thea's race report  (2010/03/08)
Ski Gear Testing the new Salomon S-Lab skate Pro  (2010/02/08)
Race Report Easterns at Nakkertok: This is how to do it!  (2010/02/01)
Ski Gear Rollerskiing Fashion Files  (2009/11/01)
XC Local P8-Mica available for rollerskiing during the week starting this Tuesday  (2009/10/04)
Training It's September What Now?  (2009/09/23)
Editorial Welcome to Skimilton  (2009/08/20)
Training Sports Medley Training Sessions  (2009/07/16)
Athlete Diary The Spring of the Pig  (2009/06/08)
Gatineau Loppet 2009 Gatineau Loppet Reports: Welcome to the Main Event.  (2009/02/26)
Training That First Ski: `Arrgh..` vs. `What a Winter Wonderland`  (2008/12/08)
Athlete Diary Almost There  (2008/11/10)
XC Local Parkway update with Fall Rhapsody starting  (2008/09/25)
Training Switching over to Fall training mode  (2008/09/14)
Athlete Diary Lake Placid training camp report and photos  (2008/08/19)
Training Training with the big picture in mind  (2008/06/28)
XC Local Summer Gatineau Park North Loop Road Closures  (2008/06/03)
Athlete Diary Road Cyclists Beware : The Park is Still a Ski Kingdom.  (2008/04/16)
Race Report Quebec Cup #4 in St Jerome  (2008/03/04)
Gatineau Loppet 2008 Gatineau Loppet Reports - 29km Classic  (2008/02/21)
Workout of the Week Getting ready to race a pursuit  (2008/01/09)
Athlete Diary Living the Silverstar lifestyle for a week  (2007/12/07)
Travel-Tourism Biking the Gaspesie - Part 2 Story  (2007/10/02)
Travel-Tourism Biking the Gaspesie - Part 2 Pictures  (2007/10/02)
Travel-Tourism Biking the Gaspesie - Part 1  (2007/09/11)
Athlete Diary Owl Rafting Training Camp  (2007/06/10)
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