March 15th, 2013
Nordic Combined Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong is scheduled to start the cross-country 50 k freestyle in Oslo on Saturday morning.
Demong is assigned bib number 70 in the 74 skier mass start field. He also raced the 50k skate at the Oslo World Championships in 2011, placing 51st.
Due to the late hour in Europe, Demong was not available for comment at the time official start lists were released.
Correction: an earlier version of this post named the race as a 50 k classic. It is actually a freestyle event.