Monday, March 2, 2009

The Great Ski Race

What could be more exciting than a ski race? A GREAT ski race. The annual Truckee Tahoe Great ski race was held this last Sunday March 1st. First raced in 1977 with 60 participants, the race starts at the Nordic Center in Tahoe City and finishes 18 miles later in Truckee. It is the largest cross country ski race this side of the Mississippi River, and draws racers from all over the country. The race benefits the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. Due to the poor weather conditions the turn out this year was less than average with 690 racers finishing. It snowed the first third of the race, and rained the next 2/3's. The weather made conditions slow with this years winner, Tad Elliott of Durango CO, coming in at 1 hour 19 minutes and 58 seconds. A bit off the course recorded of 1:06:51, set last year.

Congratulations to all that participated, and to my Wife who shattered her personal record.

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