Jason Tedrow, above, one of a few dozen of Central Oregon’s fastest skiers who braved a frigid morning at Mt. Bachelor Saturday for the Patagonia Pursuit, switches skis at the “skiathalon" featuring both the classic and skate styles of cross-country skiing.
Racers started as a group in the classic style, then switched — or handed off to a relay partner — to skate skiing at the halfway mark. Racers 16 and older skied two 5 km legs, while younger skiers did two 2.5 km legs. At left, Mary Wellington leads Scott Yount and Hilary Garret during the classic ski portion. See results in Sports.