Thursday, March 03, 2011

Kershaw Wins World Championship Gold

Congratulations to Devon Kershaw, who has won a first-ever gold medal for male
skiers at a World XC Skiing Championships!

Devon and partner Pierre Harvey won their medal in Norway in a race in which two
partners make three loops of a 1.5 km track. Devon moved from the back of the
pack to hand off Harvey in 3rd place at the final exchange. Harvey brought it
home for gold in an exciting finish, outkicking the favourite Norwegions on
their home course (in front of the Norwegian king).

Here's an article describing the race:

And here's video. It's not in English, but the video quality is great. My
suggestion is that you go to the end of the video first, to help you identify
the Canadians' racing gear: