Thursday, March 31, 2011

Konieczny Captures Women's Marathon Circuit

Rebecca Konieczny of UAF via West Yellowstone Montana skated away with the unofficial women's three race marathon tour of Alaska.

You could say, well, she was the only person who completed all three races. While this is true, but she did it with style and power by taking 3rd in the women's elite field at the Tour of Anchorage (2:45:18), winning the Oosik Classic (2:39:15), and finishing a strong 2nd (less than a minute behind TOA winner Melissa Lewis) against a good field at the Sonot Kkaazoot (2:36:04).

Konieczny just missed qualifying for the NCAA championships, which held earlier this month in Vermont. Nevertheless, she used the best of her time to against some of the best skiers in the state, including Lewis and Rachel Steer at TOA, and teammate Raphael Sieber at the Oosik.

In the old days of the Great America Ski Chase (now known as the USA Marathon Circuit, which is much more low-key) Konieczny certainly would have had the attention of the factory teams.


Anonymous Mike O'Brien said...


Thought you and your loyal readers would be interested in the following:

"Which NSCF member will get in the last session of Nordic skiing? Be the last NSCF member to ski 1k in Alaska on snow (glacier skiing is cheating) and post the date and time to the NSCF's Fb page, and you will receive an exotic prize. Alaska rules apply."

May is looking easily achievable this year.

Mike O'Brien

9:19 AM  

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