The Birkie: Elliott and Brooks Lead U.S. Surge in 39th Birkebeiner

Tad Elliott and Holly Brooks interrupted their European pursuits to race the 39th American Birkebeiner, and scored great rewards for their air miles.

The former Olympians and U.S. Ski Team members won the men’s and women’s freestyle races in the Birkebeiner on Saturday, in nearly ideal conditions on the 50-kilometer course from Cable to Hayward.

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