On this eve of the start of competition at Ski Nationals, the Executive Board for the Telemark Nordic Club sends you wishes for an inspired performance and a memorable competition at Ski Nationals. 8 days of competition with the best skiers in Canada, indeed the world, await you. You have worked hard to get this far and we are proud to have you represent our club.
“You have proven to have the focus and dedication required to be a top level athlete in a sport considered to be one of the most difficult to master both athletically and physiologically. If you check the top ten list of world class athletes having the highest V02 Max. XC skiers occupy 6 of the top ten positions with Bjorn Daehlie at an incredible 94, for comparison Lance Armstrong was at 82 (Here is the link to the proof — ed). You need a very powerful engine to perform at a high level in this sport. Best wishes to all our Telemark Athletes and always remember the goal is to do your best and not get too wrapped up in your placement. If you did your best, had fun, met and socialized with a lot of other athletes then the competition has been a success for you.”
“I think that Adam has done a wonderful job with the team, and of course all the others who help out behind the scenes in making the program such a success. Go Guys Go.”
“You have worked extremely hard for many years to prepare for this week. Be sure to take time to step back and enjoy the event. Ski your best and be proud of whatever you achieve. We will be cheering for you from back home.”