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Bill Ross, 24-Hour Vermont Skimo race update

Bill Ross spent much of the winter training for a 24-Hour Skimo Race in Vermont. However, due to lack of snow the race was canceled.

The race is rescheduled for February 2017.

“I plan to train and compete at Bolton Valley next year. A big thank you to RJ Thompson of Native Endurance for working so hard to try to bring a 24-Hour event to New England,” said Ross.

The most important part of the event was the fundraising aspect, he said.

Money raised went to support Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport. Ross’ goal was to raise $1,000 and he was able to raise $2,000 for the organization.

“These funds will be used to help individuals with disabilities be empowered through year -ound sports and recreation programs. Every penny helps,” he said.

Examples of the use of funds:

• $15 covers a 2 hour canoe session

• $100 covers a full-day ski lesson

• $2,000 allows a purchase of a Nordic or Alpine sit ski

Training log since December:

• Total Vertical Climbed Skiing with skins- 176,000 feet

• Concept 2 Indoor Rower- 275 miles

• Nordic Skiing – 240 Kilometers

Rather than throw that training away without a test Ross did his own 24-Hour race in Grand County:

24hrs – 18,982 vertical climbed!

“Thanks again and please wish me luck next year! Think of Other Always,” Ross said.

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