Whitehorse’s Dahria Beatty and her Canadian teammates were in Falun, Sweden, for an FIS World Cup cross-country skiing event held from Jan. 29 to 31.
Things started for Beatty with the women’s 10-kilometre free race on Jan. 29, which American Jessie Diggins won with a time of 23 minutes and 35.9 seconds. Norwegian Therese Johaug was second and Ebba Andersson of Sweden was third.
Beatty finished 59th with a time of 26 minutes and 28.2 seconds, with fellow Canadians Cendrine Browne, Katherine Stewart-Jones and Laura Leclair placing 23rd, 36th and 66th respectively.
In the women’s 10-km classic mass-start race on Jan. 30, Swedish skier Linn Svahn won with a time of 25 minutes and 57.1 seconds. Second place went to Russia’s Yulia Stupak and third place went to Johaug.
Only two Canadian women competed, with Stewart-Jones finishing 17th and Browne finished 38th.
Rounding out the weekend’s races was the women’s class sprint on Jan. 31, where Stewart-Jones was the only Canadian to advance to the finals.
Beatty finished 48th, Maya MacIsaac-Jones finished 54th and Leclair finished 58th.
In the finals, it was Svahn taking first place followed by Slovenian Anamarija Lampic second and Sweden’s Jonna Sundling third.
Stewart-Jones finished 30th.
The next stop on the World Cup tour is Ulricehamn, Sweden, for races on Feb. 6 and 7.
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