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Captain of the Dartmouth Ski Team in 1959, Richard Taylor went on to win the National 30km Championship in 1960. He continued training with the US Biathlon Unit in the US Army, placing 11th in the World Biathlon Championships in Umea, Sweden and 6th in a World Cup in Kuopio, Finland in 1961. He went on to captain the US Olympic Nordic Ski Team at Innsbruck, Austria in 1964. Between the years 1975-1989 he served in many national and international positions with the US Nordic Ski Team coaching staff. He worked full-time with the USST from 1983-87, at which time he joined the faculty at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine to concentrate his efforts on the teenage development years. Throughout that entire time he has written extensively on Nordic training and technique.


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