Email to Randy Bladel from Milan Baic:
Just a quick note. I won another Bronze medal today in the 45 km skate race. Conditions were really tough today. 4 inches of new snow made for softer track conditions. The temperature was about 28 F at my start and climbed to about 34 F by the end. No wind but snow squalls during the race made for extra challenging conditions. Did I mention the verticle climbing on the course? 1700 ft per lap X 3 or 4000 ft in todays race!!
I could not have pushed as hard without the great feeds on the course from my wife, Carrie, and Randy Bladel.
Travel waxing and tonights banquet, so I´m a little pressed for time right now. I'll try to send out another e-mail later today. I´m not sure how Cliff did. Somewhere in the teens or 20s. Check website for complete results. Randy Smith, also from Traverse City has been sick all week, so didn´t race much this week.