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Diversity of Nationalities on the World Cup

Norwegians don’t win everything, but sometimes it can sure feel like it. A very common thing ecologists measure and study is species diversity in an ecosystem. We can do the same thing with nationalities finishing in the top 3, 10, etc in major international races. As you might imagine, there are quite a few ways […]

US World Cup Progress

I got an email the other day asking if I thought that the US had been improving in international races lately. There are obviously lots of ways to measure the progress of a national ski program, but the only one I really can comment on is simply race results. So these are the US major […]

New Toys

I’ve been having fun with some new toys lately, which has resulted in my building two, well, dashboards I guess. One is for single athletes the other is for nations. I’m on a free hosting plan that allows for 25 usage hours per month. If they go over that they will just shut down until the month is […]

Effect of start order on women’s WSC 10k

This topic has been covered elsewhere¬†but I thought I’d add my two cents, and it turned out to be slightly longer than Twitter could accommodate. A lot of wacky things went on that day, as you’d expect when the weather and waxing are tricky and change dramatically during the race. I haven’t watched the TV […]

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Race Snapshot: Oslo 30/50k Classic

 

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Race Snapshot: Drammen Sprints

Men: Women:

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Noah Hoffman’s Progress

Like everyone else in the world (seemingly) I enjoy Noah Hoffman’s blog. Apparently he gets a little bit of a hard time for how often he posts, but I think it’s pretty remarkable how much he shares about his training and racing. A lot of athlete blogs will, quite understandably, shy away from sharing some […]

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