Text by Teemu Virtanen & Photo by Kelly Randolph
American Birkebeiner (Birkie) took place today as well and the winner of the 50 km skating race was Akeo Maifeld-Carucci who beat Brian Gregg by 0.9 seconds. Matt Liebsch was third 8.5 seconds behind the winner. The podium skiers in the women's race were Alayna Sonnesyn, Anja Gruber and Katie Feldman, respectively. The 55 km classic race was won by Peter Holmes followed by Ivan Babikov and Fredrik Schwencke. Cate Brams was overpowering in the women's race leaving the second best skier, Erica Wagner, more than 15 minutes behind.
American Birkebeiner results: http://birkie.pttiming.com/results/2019/