And we’re off!
Yesterday’s 7.5×7.5 Skiathlon got my portion of the Pyeongchang Olympics off to an incredible start. The leaders skied in a pack until Charlotte Kalla broke things up on the final climb. (Again.) Jessie Diggins skied a gutsy, head down, hammer down heckuva race and finished just off the podium.
It was then time to upload a few photos and then run — yes, run — to get to the Biathlon 7.5k sprint photo briefing (My apologies to Andy, Sophie and Noah for the all-too-quick hello.)
Have I mentioned that it’s cold here? And the coldest place of all is the biathlon range. The wind swirls constantly and played a significant role in the shooting during last night’s 7.5k Sprint. I have to give a nod to my friend Christian Manzoni, the owner of NordicFocus. When I asked him to predict the night’s winner, he rattled off a few of the favorites. Christian then paused and said “It will probably be Laura Dahlmeier of Germany because she simply doesn’t give a crap about the wind or the weather.”
And tonight’s winner?