|Sara Studebaker walking out to the start line
At the competition yesterday, I was telling Bernhard Mayer (a close and long-time friend of my mother's, who just retired from being an ISU starter for speedskating world competitions, and whose house I am staying at here in Inzell), how pumped I was to be able to watch another sport I admire, on a World Championship level. Bernhard is working for the Red Cross at the Biathlon World Championships all week and called me in the morning to give me the good news that he had gotten a ticket for me. From seeing the huge crowd and getting slightly jealous of how many fans show up for the Biathlon Worlds (approx. 200,000 over 11 races!) compared to our speedskating Worlds to really observing the routines of the athletes as they warm-up and prepare for this prestigious competition, it was an event to remember...enough where Bernhard might get me another ticket to see it again next week before I return home.
|The Awesome fans!
|The crazy looking fans were everywhere! ha
|Tim Burke from the USA passing by
While all this is going on, though, Jeffrey has been in Salt Lake City the last couple days preparing for his last competition of the season: the American Cup Final. It begins today, Friday and he will be racing through Sunday. The link for the live results is here... If you have a chance, send him a pump-up note either on his Facebook or email him @
1 Corinthians 9:25