Welcome to my website! My name is Benjamin Lustgarten and I am a professional cross country ski racer for the Craftsbury Green Racing Project in Vermont. My goal is to compete successfully at the national and international level with focus on the 2019 World Championships in Austria! I will be updating my progress throughout my training and racing season via blog posts and social media updates that you can access with this website. Thanks for your support!
I have been working with Sole Insoles for two years now and will start with them as my first sponsorship shoutout blog post. Sole Insoles creates an amazing product that has several key differences from their competition. The best thing that I like about Sole Insoles is the custom wear-moldable arch support that their insoles … Continue reading Sponsorship Shoutout – Sole Insoles
During the end of the ski season I traveled with a strong US contingent to the OPA Cup races in Europe. Our first stop was Cogne, Italy for two races: a 15km individual start classic race and then a 15km pursuit style skate race. While we were acclimating to both the European time change and … Continue reading OPA Cup Races and Twin’s Wedding!
Yet again I’ve fallen behind on blog posts, so I’ll try to post mostly pictures this time! After the World Cup Period II I flew right back to Vermont and raced at the joint US SuperTour / Canadian NorAm races in Gatineau, Quebec. It was a 3-day mini tour format with a classic sprint, 15km … Continue reading Mid season SuperTours and Birkebeiner
Directly after US Nationals I flew with Nick and Caitlin to Dresden, Germany for the city sprints there that weekend. It was a fair amount of travel covering 10 time zones. I did the best I could with recovery, trying to sleep, and taking jogs in the city to prepare my body for the races … Continue reading World Cup Period II