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Athlete of the week: Emily Batty

June 23, 2013

Athlete of the week: Emily Batty

Emily Batty finished third at the most recent UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in Val di Sole, Italy, putting…

Emily Batty

Emily Batty

Emily Batty’s Olympic debut at London 2012 was one to remember as she competed with a broken collarbone sustained in a training crash in the week leading up to the Olympic race. Pushing through the pain, she finished 24th.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing has been used for thousands of years as a way of getting around on snow. The oldest skis, found in Russia, are believed to be more than 6000 years old. Cross-country skiing as a sport began in the mid-19th century, at about the same time that it was brought to North America.

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