Friday, December 19, 2008

Marathoner Might Switch to XC Ski Racing

Most of you know I love to run, but I also love to cross-country ski, and when I'm healthy, I do several XC ski marathons each winter. So, as a bit of winter lust, I pass along this story from the Times of London. It's about British marathoner Mara (nice name!) Yamauchi seriously considering switching to cross-country skiing. As background, I point out to all you young runners that Grete Waitz, Joan Benoit and Ingrid Kristiansen all were strong cross-country skiers. OK, here's the story:

Want to try a local XC Ski race? Try the Northern Illinois Nordic on Jan. 10. Here's the skinny:

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