February News Shorts: Skimo racing in USA, Europe and Canada

Jornet and Jaquemod running to the finish of Altitoy. Grande Course Photo.

We've been a bit behind with our news updates, mostly because we've been busy racing. See what has been happening in skimo racing over the last … [Read more...]

Jan 16-17 News Shorts: John Gaston races a World Cup while others battle back home, Kilian Jornet wins twice

Max Taam leads the 2016 COSMIC Sunlight Dynafit Heathen Challenge. Myke Hermsmeyer Photo.

Another full weekend of racing in the US and Europe while the Canadian Series takes a break. Read on for more news from last week in … [Read more...]

Copying Kilian Jornet is Likely Not Ideal for Our Performance and Health

If we can think of Performance (personal goals) and Health as consequences of the four factors in blue then we can see that health is more important than performance in the long run because it directly affects many aspects of the whole training process. (But pretty much everything is linked together whether directly or indirectly.)

This article is not only for mature and young athletes but for their parents as well. Without a doubt, Kilian Jornet has been the most influential … [Read more...]

Mount Marathon 2015 Race Preview

Penny Assman falling down 'the cliffs' in one of the more serious accidents in the history of the Mount Marathon. Photo by Carol Griswold.

While the Mount Marathon Race in Seward Alaska is relatively unknown to most of the US and the world, it is a pillar of mountain running in Alaska. … [Read more...]

Stage 1 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 20th, Bernier 7th, plus others

Nick Elson with Eric Carter today at Pierra Menta. Photo by Andrea Kuba.

Today was the first day of the 2015 Pierra Menta. Usually, the PM starts on a Thursday but because this is the 30th edition the organizers shuffled … [Read more...]

News Shorts: Aspen’s Power of Four, NA racers in Marmotta Trophy World Cup, Upcoming races

Laetitia Roux going for another gold in World Cup last weekend.

Audi Power of Four, Aspen (Feb 28, 2015) Quickly growing into the biggest skimo race in North America, the Power of Four is already a Colorado … [Read more...]

30 questions for Karl Egloff: The new Aconcagua speed climb record holder

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Today, I am very pleased to bring you an interview with Karl Egloff, the new Aconcagua speed climb record holder with a time of 11h 52min! He kindly … [Read more...]

Dec 1-7 News Shorts: US Skimo Team qualifiers, Vert180 in Canada, Bernier’s big November, Jornet readying for Aconcagua

For more Irwin photos by Crested Butte Photography see a link further below.

With a new season under way, we are going to continue the weekly roundups that you got used to last winter but we are going away from the "Skimo … [Read more...]

Feb 8-9 Weekend Skimo Racing Roundup

Melanie on the World Cup podium (right side) after placing 3rd in a sprint in Feb 2014.

World Cup Big, big congrats goes to Melanie Bernier (CAN) for her bronze medal from the skimo World Cup Pitturina Ski Race which is the first ever … [Read more...]

Feb 1-2 Weekend Skimo Racing Roundup and Upcoming Races

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WORLD CUP A quiet weekend to report on in the skimo race world with the Pitturina World Cup being postponed due to too much snow! I feel terrible for … [Read more...]

Jan 25-26 Weekend Skimo Racing Roundup: World and North America

Jerimy Arnold en route to win Berkshire East. Photo: Steve Sauve

WORLD CUP World Cup racing action moved to Courchevel France last Saturday. The weekend began with a 1,700m vertical ascent individual race … [Read more...]

Jan 18-19 Weekend Skimo Racing Roundup and next weekend’s teaser

Start of the individual World Cup Race. (ISMF Photo)

WORLD CUP This last weekend (Jan 18-19) marked the first World Cup skimo race of the 2014 season. The race was held in Verbier, Switzerland, the site … [Read more...]