Silver medalist

Steamboat Springs resident Sven Wiik, 87, returned last week from the 2008 Masters World Cup cross-country ski championships, where he captured a pair of silver medals.

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Sven Wiik insists his primary interests in the 2008 Masters World Cup cross-country ski championships were camaraderie and good health. And that's probably 90 percent of it. But the remaining 10 percent or so is reserved for a rivalry with an 88-year-old Russian speed demon named Lev Litvinov.

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