Dewey Mountain: Cookie Clash of the Titans

The crash, right after the start.  Until Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash on Saturday, I’ve managed to avoid mass collisions at the start of mass start races. It’s a no-frills, all business race on a technically demanding loop.  Four 2.5 km laps, straight up, then straight down, followed by a twisty bit […]

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White Mountain Marathon

It annoys me to no end to post this five days after the event, but that’s the new reality of OXF.  Life is a little crazy as I transition into the life of not only freelance writer and athlete, but also personal trainer. The way this winter is shaking out, […]

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Vince O’Connell Wins Mountain State Marathon at Whitegrass

 [On 25 January, Andrey Revyakin raced the Mountain State Marathon at Whitegrass, West Virginia’s premier cross-country ski center.  Northeastern skiers may remember Vince O’Connell, the founder of VOMax and a fearsome skier with multiple age group wins at the Lake Placid Loppet and elsewhere.  Below is Andrey’s account of the race.  – Ed.] – […]

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Skiing NJ: The Living is Easy

Following the Christmas break, it’s been a tough road to get back on a regular schedule.  Laurel’s school had only a half day on Thursday,  anticipating a storm that didn’t show until 5 PM.  Perhaps more disturbing was the reappearance of cowboys on the highway. As I drove home from […]

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The Training Camp that Wasn’t

No rest for the wicked: it’s been a crazy month for your humble correspondent.  There’ve been days when I didn’t have time to change my mind. Finally, after all the frantic insanity, the family and I zoomed up to Lake Placid for our annual holiday sojourn.  Otherwise known as Dad’s […]

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Ski Travel Agents

One steamy August evening, I chilled out in Chelsea, attending the ski.com media party in New York City.  Don’t ask how a cross-country skiing diehard got on their mailing list; I can’t figure it out myself.  But any opportunity to talk skiing, meet new people and eat free hors d’ouevres, I’m […]

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Mike Gallagher: In Memoriam

Oxygen Fed Sport has learned of Mike Gallagher’s passing, reported by Jim Galanes on Facebook and NENSA. For decades, Mike Gallagher was a key figure in American skiing .  He competed in three winter Olympics: 1964 Innsbruck, 1968 Grenoble, and 1972 Sapporo.  His best individual finish was 12th in the 50 […]

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