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AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

birkie14February 22, 2014
Cable & Hayward, WI
The 41st annual American Birkebeiner was held on Saturday February 22nd in Hayward, Wisconsin. A combination of heavy snow and gusty winds knocked down the large tent at the Birkebeiner Start area Friday evening. The wind chill was below zero at the start of the race, with a headwind to boot. 3780 racers completed the 50 kilometer skate race and 1865 completed the 54 kilometer Birkie Classic. Elite Team racer Patrick Johnson finished 14th overall (3rd M18-24) and Farm Team alumi Matt Gelso was the 1st American over the finish line, 7th overall, and Chelsea Holmes was 6th women.

50k Skate:
Matt Gelso 7th overall 1st M25-29 , 1st American
Patrick Johnson 14th overall, 3rd M18-24
Peter Hanson 191st overall, 176th men, 12th M45-49
Wyatt Fereday 520th overall, 461st men, 87th M25-29
Paul  Honeywell 1563rd overall, 1372nd men, 204 M50-54
Kevin Murnane 1977th overall, 1696 men, 195 M40-44
Chelsea Holmes 78th overall, 6th women

54k Birkie Classic: 
Glenn Jobe 110th overall, 101st men, 3rd M60-64