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A Fast Finish in Drammen

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Cliff Notes:

This past weekend was the final World Cup races before the World Championships begin in Oslo on Thursday. On tap were a 10/15k classic and a skate sprint, both events that are on the schedule for Oslo.

I opted to sit out Saturday’s classic race to prepare for the back-to-back skate sprint races this week.

After a month away from racing I was happy to find that my shape was still intact and my sprint form was really coming around. I laid down the 6th fastest qualifying time and then used strong surges on the finish stretch to advance to the final.

In the A Final, I came from behind once again on the final stretch to pull past Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway to win the race.

Now in just four days, I am looking forward to the World Championships sprint. It’s a great opportunity and I can’t wait to test myself against the best in the World. Stay tuned!!