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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Petter Northug May Skip Tour de Ski

Last year, Norway’s Marit Bjoergen skipped the Tour de Ski due to a heart arrhythmia.  Sidelined by a virus, Petter Northug may skip the Tour de Sk this winter. Sweden’s Expressen reports that Northug contracted a virus last Friday and will be compelled to miss two weeks of training at […]

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