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Summit Nordic coach takes 3rd at AR World Champs, plus 2017 Run the Rockies trail results

Summit Nordic's Olof Hedberg takes 3rd with team at Adventure Racing World Champs

About a year after he set his sights on Worlds, Olof Hedberg was standing on the podium.

This past week, the head coach for Summit Nordic Ski Club took third overall at the Adventure Racing World Championships in Wyoming with his team, Adventure Medical Kits. The team was the top American team at Worlds, finishing behind four-time defending world champs New Zealand in first and Sweden in second. Rounding out the top-eight was Sweden No. 2, France, Estonia, France No. 2 and Spain.

Hedberg and crew finished around 1 a.m. on Aug. 14 after 84 hours and 11 minutes of traveling 450 miles by foot, bike and boat, all while navigating a rugged course in the Wyoming wilds. The winning New Zealand crew finished in 79 hours and 13 minutes.

"I'm mostly drifting in and out of sleep right now, but obviously extremely happy with our performance," Hedberg wrote in an email to the Summit Daily.

Hedberg joined Adventure Medical Kits earlier this summer after he and a team of Summit County locals, including his wife, Whitney, and another SNSC coach, Hannah Taylor, beat AMK at the Teton Ogre 24-hour adventure race. The Hedbergs have been making a name for themselves over the past year, with wins and podium finishes at several stateside races. Whitney also joined a crew, Team NV Journey, for Worlds. That team barely missed the second-to-last checkpoint cutoff after spending 122 hours and 20 minutes on the course.

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