Alaskans dominate day three of cross country ski championships

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - In a race that had the leaders clustered together until the very end, Tyler Kornfield felt that if he could hold off some speed till the end, he would have a chance.

He would be right as he won the men's 30K classic race with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 43 seconds for his first distance national championship. "It's just unbelievable," Kornfield said with a giant grin. "I've never had emotions like that."

In the women's race, Anchorage local Caitlin Patterson won her third straight national title. Patterson was the fastest American woman in the women's 20K with a time of 1:01:11.2.

Patterson has had a very successful few days at the 2018 U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships winning three national titles. On Wednesday, Patterson won the 10k and on Saturday she took the women's freestyle sprint race.

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