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Matthias Purdon

Matthias is originally from Owen Sound, Ontario and got his ski racing start with Georgian Bay Nordic. This will be his fourth year on XC Ottawa. Matthias has completed his degree in environmental studies at Carleton University. This suits him well as he bikes everywhere and he has been known to scoff at friends who drive places reachable by bike. Matthias is also an excellent sailor and has his coaching certification in sailing. He enjoys surfing, photography and chilling playing his guitar. Last year, Matthias had a break through National Championships which finished with a 15th place in the 50km skate race. His long term goals are to win the 49km Gatineau Loppet, keep up his love of the sport and ski and surf in the same day. Other notable past ski achievements include finishing 2nd in the 50km classic Gatineau Loppet, winning the 29km Gatineau Loppet in 2008 and placing 15th in the Junior Men's classic sprints at the 2008 National Championships.

Hometown Owen Sound
Personal Sponsors:
Best Results: 1st Gatineau Loppet 29km classic 2008
15th National Championships Jr.Men Classic Sprints Highlands Nordic 2009
7th Eastern Canadians Jr.Men skate 10km time trial Relais Plain-Air
Performance Goals: Top 25 at National Championships in Open Men
OUA Medals
National University Championship Medal
Ontario Team for next Canada winter games
Other Pursuits: Environmental Studies, Guitar, Sailing, Road and Mountain biking
Skis: Fischer RCS classic, Fischer RCS carbonlite skate
Poles: Infinity, Excel C1
Boots: Salomon Carbon Pro
Skate: Elpex F1
Classic: V2 920s

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XC News 10 and 5km freestyle race report- National championships 2013  (2013/04/22)
Gatineau Park Classic Skiing at Zero in the Gatineau Park  (2013/03/01)
XC News Super-fan Matthias goes to the Canmore World Cup 2012   (2012/12/22)
Training Combating “Late Kick” rollerskiing and on-snow  (2012/11/13)
Ski Gear Product Review: Brooks Pure Grit Trail Running Shoe  (2012/09/30)
Training Solo technique analysis  (2012/08/12)
Athlete Diary Base Training- Spring/Early Summer Edition   (2012/05/25)
Gatineau Loppet Gatineau Loppet Wax Service - Deadline Thursday at 6pm -  (2012/02/16)
Gatineau Loppet Stone Grinding Services for the Gatineau Loppet by Gatineau Nordique Sport.  (2012/02/15)
Race Report Mont-Orford NORAM - Mass Start Skate Medium Distance  (2012/02/15)
XC Local XC Ottawa Duathlon - Volunteers Wanted  (2012/01/19)
Athlete Diary Western NORAM   (2011/12/22)
Training Fall Pursuit!  (2011/11/07)
Race Report Provincial uphill Road Bike Championships- Welcome back to the "hurt box"  (2011/09/22)
Race Report Thea's Race  (2011/03/09)
XC News 2011 Eload/Emend XC Ottawa Duathlon at Nakkertok - MARCH 1ST 7PM  (2011/02/14)
Race Report OUA Championships 2011  (2011/02/09)
Photos and Videos Halloween Ski Photos  (2010/11/21)
Athlete Diary Racing at Lappe Nordic 2011- Trials for pretty much everything  (2010/11/10)
Training Core Stretches  (2010/08/25)
Travel-Tourism Paying homage to the Squamish Chief  (2010/07/05)
Race Report OUA Championships Race Report- 10 and 15km skate mass start  (2010/02/25)
Race Report OUA qualifier #1 In North Bay  (2010/01/19)
XC Local Dec. 8th Skiing in Gatineau Park  (2009/12/09)
Athlete Diary First on-snow Time Trial  (2009/12/08)
Race Report Bad Enough for Badenoch, Southern Ontario’s premier run/rollerski race  (2009/11/07)
Training The 8 day Week.  (2009/08/18)
Athlete Diary Early June Update  (2009/06/04)
Race Report 2009 Ski Nationals Reports: Individual Classic Races  (2009/03/19)
Athlete Diary Training Log: Lake Placid New Year's Ski Trip  (2009/01/20)
Training Thanksgiving training - How to train well on short holidays  (2008/11/02)
Training Log Getting Back in the Swing of things in Ottawa - A look into a skiers early fall training.  (2008/09/24)
Athlete Diary Hello again from Grand Cayman  (2008/08/06)
Training Log Training Log: Grand Cayman Style  (2008/06/30)
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