Racer Hannah Halvorsen, 24, retired this spring from the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, with a career that culminated at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. Like any racer, Halvorsen faced numerous challenges along the way,… Read More »Hannah Halvorsen Crosses the Finish Line
For all of the years that Simi Hamilton and Sophie Caldwell (now Hamilton) were on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, there was one iconic race they never got to do: the American Birkebeiner. That’s… Read More »A Team of Retired Olympians and World Cup Skiers Take on the Birkie for Fun
Jessie Diggins held on for silver in the grueling women’s 30km mass start freestyle, earning her two medals total in this Olympics. But she faced some challenges along the way, as did teammate Rosie Brennan, who finished sixth in the race.
With temps dropping and wind gusting, officials decided to run the final men’s race as a 30km. Though he said he would have preferred the grind of the longer-distance event, Scott Patterson turned in a PB and best-ever American result
There’s a lot to like about these Beijing Olympics; the transportation set-up is not one of them.