|40th Birkebeiner records closest finish|
In a finish that took a photo review before a winner could be proclaimed, Italian Sergio Bonaldi recently edged countryman Fabio Santus by less than two inches at the finish line in the 40th annual American Birkebeiner 50-kilometer race Feb. 23 from Cable to Hayward.
Both were given the same finishing time of 2:09.18.1. In a sprint to the finish across Lake Hayward and up Main Street in Hayward, two other Italians claimed third and fourth places, with a Czech Republic skier rounding out the top five.The first- through fourth-place skiers were separated by a grand total of five-tenths of a
|Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:20 PM|