• Alex 50km Lahti Champion
    • The Building Blocks: Taking on the World Cup

      December 12, 2016

      This weekend marked week three of the World Cup race season. Now that we are seven races into the season things are starting to feel a bit more routine. This past weekend was the most successful yet. I cracked the top 30 for the second time in my life with a 25th place finish in the Davos Skate Sprint World Cup after qualifying for the heats in 27th. Hitting this benchmark is an important step for the season. Top 30 results give you World Cup points and are one of the main selection criteria for event qualification.  This result puts me one step closer to qualifying for the big events that are coming up in the next 14 months including World Championships and the 2018 Olympics.

      Pushing hard around the corner in the sprint qualifier in Davos on my way to 27th and whipping my hair while I'm at it.
      Photo: Marcel Hilger