Racing the 'Birkie'

At age 45, writer Bill Donahue aimed to compete in the 50-kilometer American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race. Would it be a winter wipeout?

 
 

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Cross-country skiers line up for the 2010 Birkebeiner in Cable, Wis. The event is North America's premier Nordic ski festival and drew more than 10,000 skiers last year.


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