When Simi Hamilton got a chance to make skiing a career he pushed full steam ahead, landing on the 2010 Olympic team in Vancouver and then following it up with a berth in the 2014 Sochi Games. (Getty Images/Harry How)
A dozen U.S. athletes will start this weekend in the Ruka Triple to open the FIS Cross Country World Cup
Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Noah Hoffman and Stephen finishing third in the uphill running race.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition, which will feature a World Cup-caliber field.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere.
The U.S. men’s team comprised of Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO), Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prarie, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) finished 11th in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 4x10k relay.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth on the women’s side in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden.
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in the classic sprint.
The Nordic World Championships kick off tomorrow with a classic sprint. The team readies for the opening competition of these championships.
The USSA named 16 athletes to the 2015 Cross Country World Championships Team that will compete in Falun, Sweden.
Jessie Diggins was fifth to lead seven Americans who made the heats in a World Cup freestyle sprint in Rybinsk.
Rosie Brennan and Ida Sargent led U.S. team in a World Cup team sprint in Estonia.
Sadie Bjornsen led the USA finishing 15th in a classic sprint in Otepää.
Crashes took their toll in the Davis freestyle sprint World Cup as Kikkan Randall finished ninth and Sophie Caldwell 11th.
Olympian Ida Sargent skied to a career best fifth as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Ruka, FInland with a classic sprint.
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As a young athlete from Aspen, CO, Simi Hamilton had his pick of mountain sports to pursue. An accomplished mountain biker, white water paddler, climber and ski mountaineer, Hamilton gained fitness from a wealth of activity that he put into skiing. The three-time NCAA All-American was working as an EXUM guide leading clients up the Grand Teton when he made his move to elite racing in 2010. With two Olympics, three World Championship teams and a very notable World Cup stage win during the 2014 Oberhof Tour de Ski stage, Hamilton is among the top cross country sprinters in the world, but remains on the hunt for consistency in his results. He prepares for upcoming seasons with the SMS / T2 program in Stratton, VT.
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