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Wadsworth wins again, in a photo finish

Record 869 finish Boulder Tour

If any of the Olympic cross-country ski races end like Saturday’s Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Ski Tour, the 2002 Winter Olympics will be an event to remember.

The top three Boulder Tour men, from left, second-place Carl Swenson, 31, of Boulder and Dartmouth; winner Justin Wadsworth, 33, of Bend; and third-place Tor Arne Hetland, 27, of the Norwegian Olympic team. Express photo by Willy Cook

In a photo-finish precursor to Soldier Hollow, three-time U.S. Olympian Justin Wadsworth (1.16:01.1) beat teammate and 1998-2000 Boulder king Carl Swenson (1.16:01.4) by 3/100ths of a second to win the 27th annual tour from Galena Lodge to the SNRA headquarters.

Tor Arne Hetland, a skier on the Norwegian Olympic team training in Sun Valley, was third by a hair.

In the lead pack were U.S. Olympians Andrew Johnson in fourth and Patrick Weaver fifth. Nathan Schultz, the 2001 American Ski Marathon champ, was sixth and Ketchum's Peter Webb was seventh.

It was Wadsworth's second consecutive victory in the 32-kilometer (19.8 mile) Boulder Tour. On a cold and clear morning, a record 869 of the 990 registered participants crossed the finish line.

In the women's division, Suzanne King of Bend, Ore. finally stood atop the podium, after a third-place finish last year.

King, 37, won the women's overall title in 1:26.10. Brooke Baughman, 29, of Ketchum (1.26:13) was second and Kelly Milligan, 40, of Salt Lake City (1.26:13).

The race also featured seven disabled skiers including Paralympians and World Champions gold medalists Candace Cable of Truckee and Bob Balk of Long Beach, Ca., and disabled team member Scott McNiece of Florida.

On a supremely sunny day, six of 186 locals skied well enough to win their age class.

Besides Baughman, class winners from the Wood River Valley were Gabriele Andersen, Joanne Davis, Del Pletcher, Andy Andrews, Marvin Melville and 75-year-old Charley French.

Scotty Phelan of Ketchum traded in his hockey skates for skis and was one of three 10-year-olds to complete the course.

Check the Express web site for complete results and see next week’s Local Life for more Boulder Tour photos.


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