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I returned Tromso, Norway for the final ISMF ski mountaineering World Cup sprint with one objective in mind: to give it my best and feel good about my race.  I had some time before the race to enjoy the tranquility of Tromso, Norway, the 69th lattitude north, almost to the Arctic Circle.

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A big shout out to my teammates from the CHAMONIX Ski Alpinisme Club for their exceptional performances in Tromso. Yann Gachet, our coach, brings home a bronze medal for France and Valentine Fabre qualified for the finals in the sprint and had a strong 5th place finish in the individual. This is the 3rd year […]

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It is not everyday that there are sprint races on the calendar, and when we saw one in Grindelwald, Switzerland, a few of us from the Chamonix Ski Alpinisme club made a weekend of racing out of it. It was a weekend of great training in a beautiful backdrop of the […]

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This season I had set a goal to complete the World Cup Ski Mountaineering circuit, and do the best I could in the sprint events. In a competition season that begins in mid december and ends early May, it is not uncommon to miss a race here due to illness or there due […]

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Winning a silver medal at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships in the sprint event is a dream come true for me. I have really focussed on the sprint this year and the hard work is paying off.

Nina happy to share the podium with (1)Mireille Richard of Switzerland and (3)Emile Forseberg of Sweden. […]

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It was a real pleasure to race in Courchevel this weekend at the French National Championships in Sprint. I was happy to feel strong and take the victory for the women, as well as remedy my error from the last world cup sprint in Switzerland.

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As we turn back the clocks and try to savor a few hours of morning light, I reflect on the magnificent recent change of season in the Alps. Today, snow dusted our lawn and blanketed the hills. Temperatures dropped to -4 degrees. I am not sure I could live anywhere where there were no […]

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Being a Wild Roses ambassador is not about climbing the highest mountain or being the first on the top or to the finish line. It is about the passion of doing things for a greater reason. Life can be an adventure, but the greatest adventure is giving life a meaning.  It was a dream of mine […]

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Going from sea level runs in Annapolis, Maryland around the United States Navel Academy in 100 degree heat and high humidity, and exploring the Appalachian Trail and histories roots, it was a breath of fresh, cooler air to step foot on the technical terrain of the Maine Appalachian Trail. Still, the sweat poured off me […]

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This year I chose not too dive right into the trail racing season, after the intense ski mountaineering season of 2012.  I think last year I made that mistake. It is easy to do, when your fitness is strong but your muscles are not yet adapted to running. When your race season starts in […]

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