Char­lie Kellogg

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50km events. He con­tin­ued to race na­tion­ally un­til 1972.

His for­mer coach and long­time friend John Caldwell said he was both stunned and sad­dened by the news. “Our friend­ship tran­scended the usual coach-ath­lete re­la­tion­ship. He saw the large pic­ture and was very ac­tive dur­ing much of the time when we oper­ated the cross-coun­tryski pro­gram on a $4K bud­get, with no paid staff. Char­lie was one of those un­sung heroes who re­ally helped to pro­mote both cross-coun­try ski­ing and biathlon,” com­mented Caldwell.

Caldwell also re­called, “He was ea­ger at all our camps and com­pe­ti­tions, and was one part of two pairs of guys who helped push our pro­gram ahead, back in the Dark Ages. He and Bob Gray were al­ways duk­ing it out at camps and races for years and years, I might add. The other two “big” com­peti­tors were [Mike] Gal­lagher and [Bob] El­liott.”

Kellogg took part in three World Masters Cham­pi­onships, win­ning gold in his age group at the 1998 Worlds in Lake Placid, N.Y.

For his na­tional and in­ter­na­tional rac­ing ac­com­plish­ments and his time be­hind the scenes with the US Biathlon As­so­ci­a­tion (USBA), Kellogg was in­ducted into the U.S. Biathlon Hall of Fame. At the time of his death, he was the vice-chair­man of the USBA and had been both a board mem­ber and an of­fi­cer for the past 20 years, mak­ing an in­cal­cu­la­ble con­tri­bu­tion of both his time and wis­dom to help de­velop the USBA pro­gram into what it is to­day. He also served as a board mem­ber of the Jack­son Ski Tour­ing Foun­da­tion.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Gil­lian Shaw Kellogg; his chil­dren and their spouses, Lia and An­drew Wain­wright of Hamil­ton, Mass. and Terry and Helen Kellogg of Waits­field, Vt.; as well as his grand­chil­dren, Ju­lia and Lily Wain­wright and Carl and Nina Kellogg.

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