Liz Stephen (Burke Mountain Academy/USST) ruled the day at Royal Gorge in the National Distance Championship. Liz skied the 30k Classic Mass Start Race in 1:41:54.8, over a minute ahead of USST teammate and World Cup Champion Kikkan Randall (APU/USST) who finished in 1:42:57.3. Rosie Brennan (APU) finished third in 1:43:59.2 skiing through the slush in 55 degree temps.
Former Farm Team racer Chelsea Holmes was 13th at 1:47:02.2 and Farm Team racer Beth Taylor was 28th at 1:53:07.6
Photos by MacBeth Graphics
Video and story courtesy of Martha Bellisle/rgj.com