Karen Hogan solo-ing in for the Women's 45-49 win at Nationals 2014. © Steve Anderson

Karen Hogan solo-ing in for the Women’s 45-49 win at Nationals 2014. © Steve Anderson

Karen Hogan went out early and took the win in the Women’s 45-49 race on Thursday. We caught up with her (and second place, Margell Abel) to find out how the racing action played out.

On the course… I loved it. So technical, but that suits me a little bit.

On getting out in front… I though that that would be my preference just because then you don’t have to worry about people not technically making a curve, or a turn, or a run up or whatever. So I was hoping to be by myself.”

On tactics… In the off camber right after the drops, and I separated a little bit and then just tried to go for it.

Watch the full interview here:

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