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Adam Martin (in green) with the lead pack at the halfway point of Saturday's Merino Muster (Photo Caitlin Patterson)

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Merino Muster Podium 2018: L to R Adam Martin, Simi Hamilton, Kyle Bratrud

Adam Martin 2nd at 2018 Merino Muster

Last Updated: 01.Sep.2018

The 2018-2019 ski racing season is officially underway, at least in the Southern Hemisphere! Green Racing Project skier Adam Martin was the lone GRP representative in the 2018 edition of the Merino Muster on Saturday, September 1. The Muster is a 42k skate marathon at the Snow Farm in Cardrona, New Zealand, and is also a part of the WorldLoppet Marathon series.

Martin spent the 42k entire race with the lead pack, which included US skiers Simi Hamilton and Kyle Bratrud, as well as Japanese skier Tomoka Satou. In the final meters of the race, it came down to a sprint finish between Martin and Hamilton for the win. Martin ended up 2nd, with a time of 1:39:49 to Hamilton's 1:39:46.

The entire GRP ski team is currently at a training camp at the Snow Farm. On Tuesday, September 4, the cross country portion of New Zealand Winter Games will begin, which includes three races. Tuesday will bring a 5/10k skate individual start, Wednesday a skate sprint, and Thursday a 10/15k classic mass start. The rest of the GRP will lace up their boots for those races, so stay tuned for results from down south.

Merino Muster 2018 Results