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Another medal for Labrador City’s Alf Parsons at Masters World Cup

Alf Parsons at the finish line of a 50 plus k race at last year’s Great Labrador Loppet.
Alf Parsons. - Photo by Mike Power

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.


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