Muonio Sprint Photos

The Muonio 10km classic race, my first race of the year, starts in a couple of hours. I took a bunch of photos of the sprint race rounds yesterday afternoon. My teammate Andy Newell ended up 4th and Simi Hamilton finished 8th. In the women’s race Ida Sargent finished 5th and Jessie Diggins finished 29th. Here are pictures:

Above: Jessie Diggins in her quarterfinal.

Above: Andy Newell in his quarterfinal.

Above: Ida Sargent in her quarterfinal.

Above: Justyna Kowalczyk (the second best female skier in the world) winning semifinal two.

Above: Justyna Kowalczyk on one of the technical downhills on the sprint course. Kowalczyk is know for being a terrible downhill skier, but she has actually improved substantially in the last couple of seasons.

Above: Ida Sargent (right) and Justyna Kowalczyk in their semifinal.

Above: Justyna Kowalczyk (left) and Ida Sargent (center) starting their semifinal.

Above: Simi Hamilton starting his quarterfinal.

Above: Simi Hamilton

Above: Simi Hamilton finishing his quarterfinal.

Above: Simi Hamilton post finish.

Above: Andy Newell at the start of his quarterfinal.

Above: Andy Newell (second) on one of the technical downhills on the sprint course.

Above: Andy Newell winning his quarterfinal.

Above: Justyna Kowalczyk winning her quarterfinal.

Above: Ida Sargent at the start of her quarterfinal.

Above: Ida Sargent

Above: Ida Sargent using herringbone technique (a classic technique used on very steep terrain) to the finish of her quarterfinal.

Above: Ida Sargent after crossing the finish line of her quarterfinal.

Above: Jessie Diggins near the start of her quarterfinal.

Above: Jessie Diggins on one of the fast downhills on the sprint course.