Leaving it all on the course

An exhausted Ian Eldridge of Crested Butte catches his breath Saturday after crossing the finish line ahead of Collin Wilson of Vail during the freestyle sprint semifinals in the boys J3 category at the Junior Nordic Qualifier at The Nordic Center at Purgatory. Hosted by the Durango Nordic Ski Club, racing will resume at 9 a.m. today with the distance events. The crowning of divisional champions and naming of skiers to the Junior National Team will be at 1 p.m. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

An exhausted Ian Eldridge of Crested Butte catches his breath Saturday after crossing the finish line ahead of Collin Wilson of Vail during the freestyle sprint semifinals in the boys J3 category at the Junior Nordic Qualifier at The Nordic Center at Purgatory. Hosted by the Durango Nordic Ski Club, racing will resume at 9 a.m. today with the distance events. The crowning of divisional champions and naming of skiers to the Junior National Team will be at 1 p.m.

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