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Tara Geraghty-Moats is on Flying Form

Tara Geraghty-Moats Nordic skiing
Tara Geraghty-Moats

Combined Nordic Skier Tara Geraghty-Moats is flying high, literally, ski-jumping as part of the combined event in which she has found her best form leading the standings with eight straight wins

Athlete Profile is hosted by Chris Stafford

Podcast length: 32′ 13″

Tara Geraghty-Moats-nordic-skiing-portraitIt’s been a stellar season so far for the American Combined Nordic athlete Tara Geraghty-Moats. Last weekend she swept to a pair of wins in an International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup in Rena, Norway. With this latest in a string of wins, Geraghty-Moats continues to lead the standings as she has all season. She has now won eight events in a row, seven of which in the Continental Cup. Women’s Nordic Combined is still a Developing Sport and will be a part of the World Championships beginning in 2021, with hopeful inclusion in future Olympics. In the meanwhile Tara heads to the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships this weekend, which are being held in Seefeld, Austria February 19 – March 3 to compete in the ski jumping events on the 90m hill.  Since this has not been her focus this season she is realistic about her goals but will relish the opportunity to be competitive on the hill. After these championships Tara will travel to Russia for the final Nordic Combined events of the season and be hard to beat in the Continental Cup Rankings. Chris Stafford spoke with Tara at her training base in Slovenia before she left for Austria.

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