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    • Haywood RACE Report: Julien Locke and Alex Harvey miss sprint qualifying by a fraction of a second

      March 16, 2018

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      The World Cup Finals in Falun, Sweden opened with a skate sprint race. Temperatures were just around zero celsius as the athletes headed out on the course for qualifying.

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      16.03.2018, Falun Sweden (SWE): Julien Locke (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Falun (SWE). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      Julien Locke was the top Canadian in 32nd place, just .06 seconds away from heats qualifying, after skiing through the halfway point in 29th. Alex Harvey had a slightly slower start and finished 0.2 seconds behind Locke in 34th.

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      16.03.2018, Falun Sweden (SWE): Alex Harvey (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Falun (SWE). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      Devon Kershaw was 74th and Graeme Killick 81st.

      Emily Nishikawa is more of a classic distance skier, but had a solid result for her, in the women's competition. Emily was 41st, her 2nd best World Cup sprint result out of 23 races.

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      16.03.2018, Falun Sweden (SWE): Emily Nishikawa (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Falun (SWE). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      Dahria Beatty was 49th, Cendrine Browne 61st and Zina Kocher 72nd.

      Results

      Next up tomorrow are mass start, classic, short-distance races.

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