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As some of you rabid Fasterskier readers already know, today was the first real distance race of the season. Although advertised as a 15k, it had to have been more like 12 or 13; although he’s fast, there’s no way Leif was skiing 2 minutes a kilometer to win this first SuperTour Distance race in 32 minutes.

 

“Meh…”

That’s basically the most accurate description of today’s race for the FAST boys. David was the top Junior male by a long-shot for the second race in a row, a feat which continues to garner absolutely zero attention on this website for some reason. Besides that, there weren’t a whole lot of highlights. Actually, Werner probably had the best race of any of us. He rallied his way into the top 10 Juniors overall, which is pretty impressive, considering the field is pretty stacked and we are racing at altitude.

 

More importantly, the results to the quiz posted two days ago will now be revealed. I know you have all been holding your breath until this moment, but it has finally arrived. We’ve just been told that FXC coach Peter Leonard has generously volunteered to donate a week’s worth of free technique lessons to the winner, which incidentally happens to be David’s older sister Mishelle.

The winning, and correct answers are:

A = Werner         B = Tyson            C = Reese             D = David

 

Werner taking it to the line!

Werner taking it to the line!

 

 

 

Other than the race, there were a few other highlights from the day:

Tyson found a sick brain bucket to cover up that mop

Tyson found a sick brain bucket to cover up that mop

 

We found the Fischer room-service-racing-cart, in a Carbonlite version!

We found the Fischer room-service-racing-cart, in a Carbonlite version!

 

Wicked-est fanny pack EVER!!!!

Wicked-est fanny pack EVER!!!!

 

To top it all off, we scored some free dessert!! Fried Dough and Chocolate Lava Bomb!

To top it all off, we scored some free dessert!! Fried Dough and Chocolate Lava Bomb!

One Response to “Da Stone 4: Going Long”

  1. Roger Sayre Says:

    Hey, good job out there–a lot of people asking about you yesterday at TD Relays, including some of your parents! Where are the results?

    Your teammates did well at the Relays: (prelim results)
    Logan 12:48 (FASTest of the day, by 32 sec)
    Wyatt and Gerry, just over 14 (14:O5 or so)
    Kuba 14:48 (FASTest J2)
    Erich 15:20 (3rd J2, I think)
    Emma 17:25 (4th best anchor leg for women)