On Saturday, the small town of Woodford, Vt., was the center of the snowshoe racing world, as it hosted the 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. Snowshoe Championships. The story on the women’s side was the incredible performance of Concord, N.H., triathlete Amber Ferreira, who took off hard at the start and never let up, finishing the 10-km course in 51:31. Kristina Folcik-Welts took second in 53:51, and Ashley Krause finished third in 54:44.
On the men’s side, Eric Hartmark of Duluth, Minn., won the U.S. Championships (he finished third overall, but the top two men were from Canada) in 42:20. Fellow Midwesterner Scott Gall, from Iowa, finished second, and Maine’s Nicholas Wheeler took third.
Full results are available here.
Much more on the race can be found, including these articles:
- Outside Magazine has an overview of the race.
- Level Renner has a recap of the race and interviews with Amber Ferreira and Kristina Folcik-Welts.
- Danny Ferreira, Amber’s husband, has a brief post on the race, including a breakdown of the top five couples running at the championships. He also has a number of videos of the race available on YouTube.
- And Snowshoe Magazine provides a recap of the race.
Finally, a congratulations to Richard Busa, who won his 10th straight age-group title at the snowshoe championships and immediately became the odds-on favorite to make it 11 in a row next year.