MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Cross-country skier Alf Parsons of Labrador City claimed another medal for Canada at the Masters World Cup cross-country skiing races in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Wednesday’s race was a 4 x 5km-relay event. Parsons, who usually skis in Category 8, joined Canadian team members Andre Gauguin, Kim Poole and Stuart Hamilton in Category 7 (an age group younger) for the relay.
Parsons, who is four to seven years older than the other team members, skied the final lap, usually reserved for a team’s best skier.
And ski he did.
Parsons skied his lap in 12 minutes, 56.2 seconds, the fastest time of the team.
He also took silver in the 15-km freestyle event earlier in the races.
This is Parsons’ first medal in a relay event at the Masters World Cup. His last race will be a 30-km freestyle event.
The Aurora will have results and an interview with Parsons in an upcoming edition.