12 year-old cross-country ski competitor Joel Hanthorne
Photo By Joleen Hyffman
Joel Hanthorn of Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, is one of approximately 2,000 athletes participating in the Arctic Winter Games this week.
Only 12 years old, Hanthorn is a competitor in the cross-country skiing events being held at Skyview High School in Soldotna. He is one of about 10 other NWT team members.
Hanthorn shows a lot of enthusiasm for the Games.
“I am really excited that I am here in Alaska participating in the Arctic Winter Games,” he said.
Hanthorn’s first race will be Monday and is one of four races where he will be competing against others maybe six years older than him.
Cross-country skiing event is one of 20 main sports that make up the Games.
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