Cross-Country Skiing: Skiers happy in the hurt locker to complete Games

 

Cross-Country Skiing: Skiers happy in the hurt locker to complete Games

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AOC
Phil Bellingham

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: The finish line at the Olympic cross-country competition is a portrait of pain. Athletes, minutes earlier the picture of athletic prowess on the course, empty every last drop of energy to cross the finish line, often only making it a metre over the finish line before collapsing to recover on the snow.