The Great Ski Race 2013


750 racers registered and 609 finished what turned out to be one of the most difficult Great Ski Races. A mixture of rain and wet snow made for a slow, sloppy course with the mist at the start turning to snow on the fiberboard freeway. Brian Gregg from Minneapolis was first with a time of 1:34:43 followed by Farm Team racer Spencer Eusden at 1:35:12 and Olympian Marcus Nash at 1:35:31. Olympian Katerina Nash won the women’s race, 6th overall, with a time of 1:39:49, Farm Team racer Beth Taylor was 2nd at 1:45:05, and Caitlin Gregg, winner of last week’s American Birkebeiner, was 3rd at 1:50:12. Far West master and blind skier Walter Raineri, guided by Olympian Beth Reid,  finished in 2:44:40, classic skiing the race on zeros. Walt won the stand up adaptive category and also received an inspirational award, a bronze plaque with the inscription ” The Great Ski Race 2013 . Get out there and just do it. NO EXCUSES.”

Race Results
Photos by MacBeth Graphics