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Palm finishes in top 100

Whistler runners strong in Seattle More than 1,600 people of all ages and abilities took part in the annual Seattle Marathon on Nov. 25, including local marathon veteran Mae Palm.

World Cup called because of snow

About 40 centimetres of new snow, poor visibility, and winds in excess of 80 kilometres per hour prompted the International Ski Federation to cancel parallel slalom and snowboard cross events at Kaprun, Austria, last weekend.

Heater blamed in funicular fire

A faulty space heater is being blamed for the inferno that killed 155 underground cable car riders at Kaprun, Austria last winter, including dual moguls world champion Sandra Schmitt. The two-car funicular (cable car) was 600 metres into the 3.

Going For Gold

Injuries, podiums, and the drive to succeed

FIS team finds snow, splits for competitions

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club FIS team didn’t know what to expect when they headed to the Rockies last week in search of snow and training opportunities, but the weather beat them there.

Winter sports tackle doping issues

Toronto didn’t win its bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, and Canadian International Olympic Committee executive Dick Pound – some say the IOC’s saviour – didn’t win his bid to become president.

French skiers dedicate race to Cavagnoud

Canadians finish back in the pack A day after Canadian skiers Allison Forsyth and Genevieve Simard finished second and 15th respectively in a World Cup giant slalom at Copper Mountain, Colorado, the Canadians struggled in the slalom.

Alpine club holds gear swap

The Whistler chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada is holding its annual gear swap at Maurice Young Millennium Place on Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.

Lack of snow hampers WMSC training

Whistler’s FIS team is looking for a place to train, according to the team’s latest newsletter to athletes.

Whistler runners compete in Fall Classic

Although ski season is upon us, a group of seasoned Whistler runners took one last kick at the can last weekend, competing in the 18 th annual Go Wireless Fall Classic at UBC campus. There were 5 km, 10 km and half-marathon (21.1 km) races.