Olympic Ski Coach, X-C Pioneer, Hotel Owner Was A Major Contributor To Growth Of The Sport.

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Sven Wiik, a Swedish native who helped promote cross-country skiing in North America through coaching and promoting the sport, has died at 95 in Steamboat Springs, CO.  Wiik is known as a pioneer in the sport, creating the design for the American Birkebeiner trail in 1973, boosting a tremendous growth spurt for Nordic skiing.  The American Birkebeiner Race attracts over 10,000 racers every year.

For more in Wiik’s life and achievements, please click here. 




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