Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up

Feb 24, 2014

Aspen athlete and Nordic skier Noah Hoffman competed yesterday in the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The US Ski Team praised Hoffman’s performance in the taxing 50 kilometer race. Afterwards, Hoffman told NBC News he felt good about how the event went.  As the crowd cheered in the background, Hoffman explained he’s focused on the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: “This is definitely a step in the right direction for me, and looking forward to progress in the World Cup Circuit and coming back in four years and winning a medal here.”

Noah Hoffman, right, chases Alexander Legkov of Russia, in an impressive performance Sunday at the 50k cross country race. Legkov went on to win the race;  Hoffman finished 26th.
Noah Hoffman, right, chases Alexander Legkov of Russia, in an impressive performance Sunday at the 50k cross country race. Legkov went on to win the race; Hoffman finished 26th.
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Three other athletes from the Aspen area competed in Sochi. They were nordic skier Simi Hamilton, figure skater Jeremy Abbott, and freestyle skier Torin Yater Wallace.