P13 Tim Hacker Holds Off Brian Baker on the Final Sprint

Veteran Tim Hacker was no better than 30th place halfway through the race, but moved up steadily of the last 5K and sprinted home for ninth place and qualified for his first World Championship team. "It was the best I could manage given my current fitness," noted Hacker who missed the Olympic Track season with plantar faciitis. The recently married Baker also admitted "I'm not very fit."

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