Caspersen Falla (NOR)
I'm really happy. I had to fight really hard on the last
climb not to let Kikkan go and I was trying to stay in the
second position as long as possible. My confidence is getting
better and now I just have to go home, celebrate Christmas,
and do a lot of good training. I hope I will be in the same
or even better shape when the Sprint World Cup is back after
Tour de Ski
I think one of the benefits of training for so long is that
your body can handle the multiple weekends of racing and
all the travel. It was tough to see some of my teammates
not be able to race this week but I think they'll come back
strong tomorrow. We're still in very high spirits. It's
a beautiful atmosphere out there, sunny weather, nice firm
tracks, great crowd especially that home stretch
that was really exciting. It's really cool to see the enthusiasm
here for skiing in North America.
Celine Brun-lie (NOR)
It's really fun to be three in the finals, we are really
happy for all to be in top 5. It's really cool. At the end
I was really strong and I was glad I kept going.
I feel good. Something is good here, I really like this
place. It is absolutely one of the top of the world places
to ski, every time we are here, the preparation of the snow
is perfect. They have done a really really good job here.
It's really really tough to be on the top, both the Norwegians
and the Russians have really good strong teams and you never
know who will be coming in to the World Championships in
the best shape.
In the qualification today I didn't feel so good, so my
tactic for the heats was to conserve my energy for the last
final straight. Today I've never sprinted as good as I did
in the final 100m. The course is really nice and also the
conditions are perfect. It's one of the best venues I've
skied on. The crowd was very good and I have good memories
Today I feel very good. This track has been very tough,
no one has a chance to win before the last downhill.