Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ben Koons: Balls of Steel

Unlike the Men's 15k, the Men's 30k pursuit is not open to just any old scrub from a snowless country who weaseled his way into the Olympics. No, just lining up for the start of this race requires 5 races under 100 FIS points. As a result, EISA standout and sole New Zealand entrant Ben Koons was virtually the slowest skier in the field, and lined up on the back row.

So the fact that he decided to pass the entire field on the first climb is kind of ridiculous.

Dario sez: "Who the eff?"

Given that his goal coming into the race was "don't get lapped," this was clearly a very bad idea, and it sure didn't end well. And that's why we love it.

Good on ya, Ben!


Luke S said...

What a fucking baller. Watching it, the entire Colby team was screaming like crazy.

Christopher Tassava said...

Good wax, no doubt.