Highlights | Klaebo writes history, Harvey on top in Quebec City Sprint | FIS Cross Country

17 March 2017 21:22

While Alex Harwey wins Quebec City sprint on home soil, Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo, who turned 20 years last October, becomes the youngest winner of the sprint World Cup. Krogh and Jouve rounded out podium in second and third place.

Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002.

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