“My first cross country ski race was the Victorian Interschools in 1992. That was the start of a journey that I had dreamed of as a kid and in 2006 I made my Winter Olympic debut in Torino.”
– Paul Murray, Australian Winter Olympian, 2006 & 2010.
There are many different pathways in cross country skiing. Some athletes start early, which can be advantageous for skill development, some start late and make a fast progression. Ultimately, motivation is one of the overriding factors that drives athletic success – when you find it, seize the opportunity!
The linked Interschools to the Olympics PDF below (designed as a trifold brochure) outlines a potential competition pathway and some development opportunities that may assist to get started on the journey. The full PDF is also available to download: ssa-xc-interschools-to-the-winter-olympics-2016