Ross Continues to Chase Rix
On Friday the team of Kieran and Max Kaufman shoved Mark Simon* off the podium of the Spring SKI-dash.
The Kaufmans finished with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds, despite Kieran being dispirited by the whole messy, sloppy outing. That time knocks Simon* down to fourth place.
Meanwhile, Mark Ross again attempted to displace fan favorite Anna Rix from the gold medal spot on the podium. He—impressively and again—reduced his time by several minutes (down to 38 minutes, 32 seconds), but is still more than a minute off Rix’s leading time of 37 minutes, 27 seconds. (Here is video of Ross trying desperately to beat Rix’s time: https://tinyurl.com/yddmokan.)
The competition remains open until midnight tonight, so the results could still change, but the rainy, foggy conditions of today make that possibility bleak.
In yet another turn of events, our Panel of Very Serious Judges, who were very depressed at not getting called on for any protests, were delighted to learn, after poring over their contracts, that they also hold the Power of Censorship over the event. When the Kaufman report came in, they pored over it and discovered a place where they could wield their censorship pen (though it some time to figure out how to use the pixel dust).
The event, which is a race or a tour depending on your preference, runs until Saturday, April 18, at midnight. Read the rules here: https://www.interioralaskatrails.org/2020/04/14/rix-leads-spring-ski-dash/
See the current race standings here: www.interioralaskatrails.org/2020-spring-ski-dash-results-so-far/
(Apologies to our legions of fans. This report was supposed to have been posted hours ago, but our lead correspondent decided this was a good day to go skiing in the White Mountains National Recreation Area because it was so deliciously windy and rainy. He did not inform the network brass so that they could put another correspondent on the job.)
*Look in the current race standings if you want to know the meaning of this.