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Wisconsin to Host 2015 Paralympic World Championship on Mar 27, 2014

Wisconsin has been named host site for the 2015 Paralympic World Championship in Cable WI, and CXC director Yuriy Gusev and UW engineers are in the center of the action.

In a related item about the Paralympics in Sochi Russia, WPR host Rob Ferrett interviews CXC director Yuriy Gusev about events, coaching and equipment that have put Wisconsin on the map as a center for adaptive cross-country skiing.

Birkie Skiers Endure A Long, Slow Affair on Mar 27, 2014

Combine a foot of new snow, a gusty head wind and single digit temperatures and you've got a recipe for what might pass as the toughest American Birkebeiner on record. A review of the 41st annual Birkie by Mike Ivey.

Curious Wisconsin: The Birkebeiner on Mar 27, 2014

WPR Hosts Veronica Rucckert and Cynthia Schuster quiz guest Mike Ivey about the why's and how's of racing North America's largest and longest cross-country event.

Lifelong Endurance Sports Prove Risky For Some Athletes' Hearts on Mar 27, 2014

Another online article from Mike Ivey of the Cap Times that provides an excellent overview of the risk factors of heart arrhythmias in aging Baby Boomer athletes. This article generated a lot of feedback from the sports and medical communities as noted in a followup article.

Birkie Draws Newbies And Vets To Popular Annual Cross Country Ski Race on Mar 27, 2014

Mike Ivey has posted an online article that profiles two Madison-area Birkebeiner competitors and the economic impact on northern Wisconsin counties.

New McMiller Shelter Planned on Mar 27, 2014

The Wisconsin Biathlon Association and the Kettle Moraine Natural History Association have partnered to create a website and spearhead a fundraising effort so that a shelter building can be constructed for the 2014-15 ski season at the McMiller ski trailhead. More details at:

Humorous Birkie Video by Brett Hulsey on Mar 27, 2014

Check out an article and link by Mike Ivey about a humorous Birkie video produced on an iPhone by Madnorski Rep. Brett Hulsey.

Adaptive Skiing Program Profiled on Wisconsin Public Radio on Mar 13, 2014

Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Yuriy Gusev about the Adaptive Skiing Program and the Sochi Paralympics. Listen here:

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