Don't Stop Believin'

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What a rock `em, sock ` em “golden” sea­son for North Amer­i­can Nordic skiers. Top­ping the heap are Alex Harvey's his­toric 50km vic­tory at the close of the Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic Worlds (our cover boy) and Low­ell Bai­ley cap­tur­ing the U.S.A.'S first-ever Biathlon Cham­pi­onship gold medal in the men's In­di­vid­ual 20km (pic­tured here with US Biathlon team­mates). Next, Su­san Dun­klee's mass-start sil­ver marked the first In­di­vid­ual Biathlon Worlds medal by an Amer­i­can woman. Add two more World Cup golds for Harvey, one with Len Val­jas in the Team sprint and two golds for Jessie Dig­gins, and you start to get the pic­ture. Cana­di­ans Léo Grand­bois and Me­gan Bankes de­liv­ered back-to-back golds at the IBU Youth/ju­nior World Cham­pi­onships for good mea­sure. The hard work is pay­ing off, not to men­tion the slew of sil­ver and bronze medals also cap­tured. Don't Stop Believin' is the new mantra for Cana­dian and Amer­i­can winter ath­letes. En­joy the off-sea­son; you earned it. – BAS

US Biathlon men's squad and crew cel­e­brate at the 2017 IBU Biathlon World Cham­pi­onships in Hochfilzen, Aus­tria where Low­ell Bai­ley cap­tured the U.S.A.'S first-ever Biathlon Cham­pi­onship gold medal in the men's In­di­vid­ual 20km.

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