February 4th, 2013
It was a real pleasure to race in Courchevel this weekend at the French National Championships in Sprint. I was happy to feel strong and take the victory for the women, as well as remedy my error from the last world cup sprint in Switzerland. The organization and FFME put on an excellent course and event. Congrats Axelle Molleret, the young espoir, who takes the French National Title in Sprint for her nation and to Marion Maneglia who takes the Vice Champion. Also a big shout out to my teammates Valentine Fabre who took the title of Vice Champion of France in the Vertical and our coach, Yann Gachet, who takes the title of French National Champion in Sprint. It was a great international weekend of racing with the trail running world champion Emilie Forsberg of Sweden breaking the Dynafit uphill record and Kilian Jornet, of Spain, now a member of Chamonix Ski Alpinisme club, taking the men’s vertical victory, as well as Melenie Bernier of Canada showing a strong performance in both events.
A big shout out of thanks to Wild Roses, Petzl, Hammer Nutrition, Camelbak , Swix, Plum, Ski Trab for all their support. Thanks to Adam at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine for helping me get strong. Also Kikkan Randall who continues to inspire me! Kuddos to her for her lastest sprint win in Sochi!
Now it’s all hands on deck for next week at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Pelvoux, France. I am super excited to meet up with the rest of the United States team for this week of great racing.