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Compton and Babikov win opening events

US Nationals

Tue, Jan  1, 2008 - By Mike Muha

CXC's Catilin Compton won the 5km freestyle in 13.47.1, 24 seconds over second place finisher Elizabeth Stephen (14:11.8). Karin Camenisch (Rossginol) finished third in 14:17.2. 

The race was a little closer in the men's 10km freestyle. Ivan Babikov beat Leif-Orin Zimmermann by 16 seconds (24:23.7 to 24:39.3). US Ski Team member Kris Freeman followed in third in 24:45.9.

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