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Every day during competition in Sochi, we’ll highlight a different sport or event, including fun facts and athlete workouts for you to try!

Spotlight on Sochi: Cross Country Skiing

Fun Facts

  • There are 12 cross-country skiing events: six men’s events and six ladies’ events, including individual races and mass start races, the skiathlon, the relay, and individual and team sprints.
  • The first cross-country skiing events were held in Norway in 1767.
  • The largest number of medals awarded in cross-country skiing to date was in 2010 in Vancouver.

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Workout

Kikkan Randall: How to get a six-pack
KIKKAN RANDALL, Cross Country

Six-Pack Abs

Everyone wants a six-pack, and Kikkan Randall uses hanging core exercises on a pull-up bar to maintain hers.

Tucked Knees: 10 reps

Toes to Hands: 10 reps

Tucked Knees with Twists: 10 reps

Toes to Hands with Twists: 10 reps (like a windshield wiper)

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