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Photos From The 2010 American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race • Wisconsin documentary photojournalist

Here are some of my photos from the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross country ski race. More than 8,000 skiers, a new record, were registered for the 37th annual Birkebeiner races. The main race, which begins in Cable, Wisconsin and ends in Hayward, Wisconsin, is the largest ski race in North America The Birkie distance is 50 kilometers for freestyle skiers and 54 kilometers for classic skiers.  This years race was won by Italian Fabio Santus with a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, 58.6 seconds.

This was the first time I’ve covered this event.  It was a great deal of fun and a nice change of pace from college basketball and NFL football.  It will also make a nice addition to my file of Wisconsin stock photography.

If you would like to see additional photos from the race or from the Barnebirkie kids race on Thursday please visit my online gallery.

Thanks!  Enjoy the Birkie photos.

Mike

With the sun barely up racers warm up before the race.

With the sun barely up racers warm up before the race.

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Italian Fabio Santus with a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, 58.6 seconds heads down the final stretch in downtown Hayward to win the race.

Italian Fabio Santus with a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, 58.6 seconds heads down the final stretch in downtown Hayward to win the race.

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After the race a skier looks for a his belongings in bag pickup area.

After the race a skier looks for a his belongings in bag pickup area.

  • Kim Chamberlin - Hi there!
    I’m looking to see if you have any shots of Chris Cook Bib #220 from the 2010 Birkie. He placed 3rd overall and what I’m looking for is a crossing the finish line shot and/or a podium shot.

    Let me know!

    Thanks so much!!

  • admin - Hi Kimberly, Before I do a search of the archive from that race are you looking to buy usage rights to that photo for a commercial usage or just a print for personal usage.

    Thanks!

    Mike Roemer