Daisy Bateman

Women’s 30k X-country

An insanely long race. At the end, the racers all collapse like a scattering of corpses in the snow and you wonder if they’re ever going to get up again. Then the winner’s daughter, who must have been about four, ran out and grabbed on to her mother, who was fortunately able to get up enough to hug her. It would have been kind of sad, otherwise. As it was, it was just adorable, the champion skier waving to the crowd with the baby on her hip.

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