Olympic Cross Country Skiers shine in Corner Brook at the Haywood National Cross Country Ski Championships
It has been a busy week of cross country ski racing at the Haywood National Cross Country Championships being held in Corner Brook. Over 400 racers are competing including several members of Canada's National Ski Team who recently competed at the Olympics in Sochi. It was impressive to see these Olympic skiers turn in some very fast times as they skied the race trails at the Blow Me Down Ski Park in Corner Brook. This is the biggest cross country ski event ever held in Newfoundland and the caliber of skiers here this week is impressive. This is a great chance to come out and see some of Canada's best cross country skiers in a variety of age categories compete and spectators are encouraged to come up to the ski park to see all the action. For more information see : http://www.skinationals2014.com/ for the upcoming races which continue until Saturday, March 22.
Olympian Ivan Babikov won the Open Men's 15 km race
Lots of races were very close
Heading for the finish
Patrick McIlroy of Newfoundland picked up a bronze in the juvenile boys sprints