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{ Monthly Archives } January 2013

U23 Recap: Finland & Sweden

A few more U23 historical performance plots, this time two European nations that happen to have some noticeable trends. First, Finland: The women have seen a drop off in distance results post-Lahteenmaki, but the men’s have declined steadily for quite some time now. The other nation we’re going to look at is Sweden: I mostly […]

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U23 Recap: North America

I was recapping  WJC results last week by comparing them to each nation’s historical performance. Let’s do the same thing this week, but with U23s. Starting with the Americans: The trend isn’t spectacular, but each group managed at least one or two decent results (compared to previous years). As for the Canadians: The men’s distance […]

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WJC Update

With a couple of races at WJC/U23s under our belts, let’s check in with how some nations are doing compared to previous years. Some obvious trends include Finland: Their junior women have continued to do worse in the distance events, but have improved in the sprint. For the Russians, it’s largely been more of the […]

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Improved Women

Several women have pretty dramatically improved their distance skiing this season, and I’m particularly excited that some of them are Finns. This isn’t an exhaustive list, just the ones that I’ve noticed so far: Kylloenen is an interesting case, since she’s clearly made a jump, but her results have still been noticeably variable, perhaps even […]

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Race Snapshot: La Clusaz 10/15k Classic Mass Start

You can read a short description of these graphs here. The men’s race: And the women’s race:

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WJC Preview

World Junior Championships are just around the corner, so for some perspective, let’s take a look at how various nations have done at this even historically. I’m not going to provide much commentary, just show each nation’s history. First up the US: Not ideal trends, I think, across the board. But junior championships can be […]

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Andrew Newell’s Best Season?

Most of the thunder from the US Ski Team these days comes from the women’s side, but I thought it worth pointing out that Andrew Newell is quietly on track for one of his best sprinting seasons ever: Granted, the season is only about half over, and I really, really don’t want to jinx him, […]

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