Bellmare Wins Chilly Boreal Loppet

On a cold day with numbing wind chills, Patrick Bellemare won the Boreal Loppet in Forestville, Quebec on Saturday, 26 February. With a time of 5:54:49, he beat runner-up Styve Gagnon by one second over a distance of 103 k. No women contested the 103 k distance.

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Prospect Mountain Tuneup

I can think of better ways to finish pre-race training than the way this weekend went. After the thaw that tormented the northeast last week, a cold snap left Prospect Mountain’s trails hard and fast. There was minimal debris: pine needles and small twigs in a few places. Once you […]

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Impatient

Possibly the longest single-day ski race in North America, the Boreal Loppet comes up a week from Saturday, and I’m impatient.  I signed on for this race last year, and the 103 k event was cancelled due to poor conditions.  This would be the  same February weekend when the northeast […]

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Douglas, Jospe Win Lake Placid Loppet

Duncan Douglas blew away the field at the Lake Placid Loppet on 5 February, winning the 50 k freestyle race in 2:26:43.  On a day that started cool and warmed quickly to near freezing, Douglas skated across the finish line at Mount van Hoevenberg seven minutes ahead of second place […]

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