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 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.