Zina Kocher

3 x Olympian World Cup Medallist

Today’s dedicated to Richard, who never thought a challenge was too great to try. Finished my 1st (& last) mass start 10k Classic World Cup on a ☀️ beaut day in Sweden. It was hard, I was last, but stayed calm, made it up the climbs & to the finish line...at least there were no penalty laps 😉! Thanks to Justin for teaching me classic these last 5 months, supportive teammates, coaching staff & techs, & stellar fans cheering me on! #totallyoutofmycomfortzone #souncomfortable #sohard #thisclassicthing #bestfans #keepfighting #trynewthings #belive #lifeisshort #livelovelaugh #goforit #tributetorich

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This is an odd picture & one of my most awkward moments. I will start with my personal quote, ‘To enjoy life to its fullest, find inner peace, happiness & joy, one must be able to laugh at themselves.’ I am known to laugh & to be found in ridiculous situations. Here I am, receiving a massive hunk of cheese having absolutely no idea how I am the Continental Cup winner & ushered to get up on the podium where I absolutely do not belong, beside the 3 incredible women who actually deserve that podium right. Let’s be clear, I was many minutes behind... but hey, I now have cheese for days & a ridiculous story. Today I did my 1st XC 30k World Cup. It was beastly hard. The body didn’t quite respond how I’d hoped but I fought with what I had today. So much so that my body went into shock after the finish & in this photo I could barely smile because my jaw was chattering, my body was shaking/shivering & a sudden drop in BP. I was a mess. And then had random anti-doping control just to add to the day... #whataday #makesforagoodstory #justlaugh #30k #whatanexperience #cheesewin #awkwardmoment #gladthatsover #sufferfest

Finished my first 51k loppet with a win! Awesome 🌞day racing the 40th @gatineauloppet Super fun to race point to point! Kamila raced both classic & skate days, taking the overall win. Lukas also raced both days, his first 50k loppets & on Richard’s skis. Richard always signed his name on his gear, so whenever the racing got tough, Lukas just had to look down for a quick reminder ‘come on, you can do this...’ Thx @erickgosselin72 for speedy skis!! Thx for the all the friend catchups & hospitality 💕🍻 #tributetorich #skiracing #first50k #loppet #gatineau #ottawa #winterlude #gatineauloppet @atomicski @leki.ski.outdoor @julbo_eyewear