Alaskans going strong heading into X-C ski championship event

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Tomorrow will be the final day of the 2018 U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. If the first two events are any indication, Alaskans are poised to represent the state well.
In yesterday's freestyle sprints, Anchorage's Caitlin Patterson won the women's race and Fairbanksan Reese Hanneman took down the men's. On the men's side, tomorrow's distance race will be 30 kilometers long and feature several Fairbanksans looking for glory - among them are Hanneman and David Norris, as well as Becca Rorabaugh competing in the 20-K race on the women's side. It was Patterson's second win in two races, and one she says she wasn't particularly expecting to capture.
Caitlin Patterson; 2018 US Sprint Champion>>: "This one was really incredible. The other one I go into a distance race, knowing that I kind of have control of it, I can push myself to the limit, but sprint racing is so different because you have so many other people involved too, and tactics, and downhills where there are possible crashes, or broken poles or anything, so I just figured I'd get through each round as it came."