Athletes of the Year
MEN Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey
CANADIAN NORDIC SKIERS OF THE YEAR
You can’t split this pair, especially since together they
made history for Canada with the first-ever men’s medal in
cross country at a major championship. Harvey and Kershaw beat out home favorite Norway in a tough battle in
the classic team sprint to claim their historic gold medal.
But their dream season didn’t end there. Both finished the
year ranked in the top 10 on the World Cup. They also
both finished in the top 10 in the Tour de Ski. Kershaw took
his first World Cup win as well as handful of podiums in
the Tour, while Harvey had his best World Cup result in
the Drammen sprints with a second place. The duo led an
impressive Canadian team that has turned in top results
at two major championships in a row now and is certain to
continue to threaten at the highest level.