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Bretton Woods Marathon


Seven NWVE skiers toed the line for the Bretton Woods Marathon this weekend. This years recurring theme of cold morning temps followed by rapidly warming conditions during the race dominated the conversation before the race. Waxing was easy in the morning, as most decided that VR45 was working the best. All were aware of the potential for changing conditions, so some chose to throw on some warmer wax under the foot. The course was one continuous 21k loop, and the full marathoners would do two loops. Ski changes are allowed during the race, so nearly all two loop racers had a spare pair of skis ready to go for the second lap. Those who didn't stashed some wax by the side of the trail to make adjustments. Everyone assumed the VR45 would last for the entire first lap. As the race got underway, NWVE immediately made its presence felt as Chris Burnham blasted out of the stadium, followed by Eric Darling and Tyler Magnan. Chris quickly pulled away, and won the 42k by over 12 minutes. Eric also went out of sight from the chasers on his way to winning the 21k by a comfortable margin. Behind them, packs began to form. Tyler teamed up with CSU's John Sakalowsky and an unknown skier who was later found out to be Jon Ignatowski, a coach for the Clarkson nordic team. A little further behind, Stephen Wright was mixing it up with familiar foes like Andy Milne and Nat Lucy. Behind them, Sarah Pribra