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    • Cross-country skiing marathon to feature at World Cup

      March 14, 2016

      More than 150 skiers from 13 countries will attempt to claim World Cup cross-country skiing marathon crowns in Vuokatti, Finland, from Tuesday (15 March) at the IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals.

      Standing and visually impaired athletes will compete over 30km, whilst sit-skiers will race over 20km.

      The marathon has been welcomed as the level of competition continues to increase, including by Canada’s double Paralympic medallist Mark Arendz who will compete in the men’s standing.

      His teammate, 10-time Paralympic champion and long distance world champion Brian McKeever, is also on the entry lists in the men’s visually impaired with guide Graham Nishikawa.

      As well as the marathon, the overall winners of the IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cups will be decided. Skiers will race in the sprint and individual biathlon and cross-country skiing sprint and middle distance.