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U.S. Nationals 30k and 50k races

Etienne Richard of UAA competes in the men's 50K at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Davis Dunlap of UAA competes in the men's 50K at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Sadie Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads Liz Stephen of Burke Mountain Academy down a hill in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. The two U.S. Ski Team members finished first and second, respectively, in the event.
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Mats Resaland of the University of New Mexico, right, ekes out 12th place ahead of Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Ann Spencer of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center cruises to a win in the junior 20k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Finnish skier Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico leads Noah Hoffman of the U.S. Ski Team around a corner on the Spencer Loop during the final lap of the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Sadie Bjornsen exults as she nears the finish line of the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center and U.S. Ski Team member claimed first by 29 seconds over Liz Stephen.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center celebrates her win in the 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Jessie Diggins of Stratton Mountain School and the U.S. Ski Team cruises down a hill in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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U.S. Ski Team members Jessie Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall battle for third place on the course in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Kikkan Randall of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center claimed third place in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. She won three events earlier in the week for a successful meet.
Erik Hill
Sarah Cresap of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads several skiers to the finish line in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Liz Stephen of Burke Mountain Academy and the U.S. Ski Team skis to second place in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Erik Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads the pack early in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Christian Otto gulps down liquid during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Stacey Moon of the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage climbs a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Lukas Ebner of the University of Alaska Anchorage skis the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Skiers tackle a hill in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Junior men skiers tackle a hill in their 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Noah Hoffman of the U. S. Ski Team, right, leads Finnish skier Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico up a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. Nikander pulled away in the final stretch to claim the win by nine seconds, and Hoffman finished as top American.
Erik Hill
Skiers tackle a hill on the Spencer Loop in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Andy Newell leads fellow U.S. Ski Team member Simeon Hamilton up a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Seiji Takagi of Alaska Winter Stars skis to a 12-second win over Thomas O'Harra of APU in the junior 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico wins the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
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Winner Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico, left, and runner-up and first American Noah Hoffman of the U.S. Ski Team congratulate each other after finishing the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Etienne Richard of UAA competes in the men's 50K at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Davis Dunlap of UAA competes in the men's 50K at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads Liz Stephen of Burke Mountain Academy down a hill in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. The two U.S. Ski Team members finished first and second, respectively, in the event.
Erik Hill
Mats Resaland of the University of New Mexico, right, ekes out 12th place ahead of Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Ann Spencer of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center cruises to a win in the junior 20k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Finnish skier Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico leads Noah Hoffman of the U.S. Ski Team around a corner on the Spencer Loop during the final lap of the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen exults as she nears the finish line of the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center and U.S. Ski Team member claimed first by 29 seconds over Liz Stephen.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center celebrates her win in the 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Jessie Diggins of Stratton Mountain School and the U.S. Ski Team cruises down a hill in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
U.S. Ski Team members Jessie Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall battle for third place on the course in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Kikkan Randall of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center claimed third place in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. She won three events earlier in the week for a successful meet.
Erik Hill
Sarah Cresap of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads several skiers to the finish line in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Liz Stephen of Burke Mountain Academy and the U.S. Ski Team skis to second place in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Erik Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads the pack early in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Christian Otto gulps down liquid during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Stacey Moon of the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage climbs a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Lukas Ebner of the University of Alaska Anchorage skis the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Skiers tackle a hill in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Junior men skiers tackle a hill in their 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Noah Hoffman of the U. S. Ski Team, right, leads Finnish skier Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico up a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. Nikander pulled away in the final stretch to claim the win by nine seconds, and Hoffman finished as top American.
Erik Hill
Skiers tackle a hill on the Spencer Loop in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Andy Newell leads fellow U.S. Ski Team member Simeon Hamilton up a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Seiji Takagi of Alaska Winter Stars skis to a 12-second win over Thomas O'Harra of APU in the junior 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico wins the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Winner Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico, left, and runner-up and first American Noah Hoffman of the U.S. Ski Team congratulate each other after finishing the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Etienne Richard of UAA competes in the men's 50K at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Davis Dunlap of UAA competes in the men's 50K at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads Liz Stephen of Burke Mountain Academy down a hill in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. The two U.S. Ski Team members finished first and second, respectively, in the event.
Erik Hill
Mats Resaland of the University of New Mexico, right, ekes out 12th place ahead of Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Ann Spencer of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center cruises to a win in the junior 20k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Finnish skier Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico leads Noah Hoffman of the U.S. Ski Team around a corner on the Spencer Loop during the final lap of the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen exults as she nears the finish line of the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center and U.S. Ski Team member claimed first by 29 seconds over Liz Stephen.
Erik Hill
Sadie Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center celebrates her win in the 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Jessie Diggins of Stratton Mountain School and the U.S. Ski Team cruises down a hill in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
U.S. Ski Team members Jessie Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall battle for third place on the course in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Kikkan Randall of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center claimed third place in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. She won three events earlier in the week for a successful meet.
Erik Hill
Sarah Cresap of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads several skiers to the finish line in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Liz Stephen of Burke Mountain Academy and the U.S. Ski Team skis to second place in the women's 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Erik Bjornsen of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center leads the pack early in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Christian Otto gulps down liquid during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Stacey Moon of the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage climbs a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Lukas Ebner of the University of Alaska Anchorage skis the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Skiers tackle a hill in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Junior men skiers tackle a hill in their 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Noah Hoffman of the U. S. Ski Team, right, leads Finnish skier Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico up a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park. Nikander pulled away in the final stretch to claim the win by nine seconds, and Hoffman finished as top American.
Erik Hill
Skiers tackle a hill on the Spencer Loop in the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Andy Newell leads fellow U.S. Ski Team member Simeon Hamilton up a hill on the Spencer Loop during the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Seiji Takagi of Alaska Winter Stars skis to a 12-second win over Thomas O'Harra of APU in the junior 30k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico wins the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Winner Aku Nikander of the University of New Mexico, left, and runner-up and first American Noah Hoffman of the U.S. Ski Team congratulate each other after finishing the men's 50k classic race at the U.S. National Championships and Supertour Finals on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hillside Park.
Erik Hill
Alaska Dispatch