Local Nordic Combined athlete Billy Demong was featured in a recent and interactive WSJ article!  The article discusses his success in the 2010 Winter Olympics along with what efforts are required to maintain the fitness to be competitive at a World Championship Level.  ‘Mr. Demong and his teammates Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick, Brett Camerota won the U.S.’s first Olympic medal in the Nordic Combined team relay. And Mr. Demong, 30, became the first U.S. athlete in 86 years to win gold in the solo Nordic Combined event. Billy stated that ‘The gold was incredible. A dream come true. But  winning the silver in the team sport the day before made it even sweeter. My  teammates are like brothers and they’ve pushed me to be at this level.”  Billy continues through the article to discuss his training schedule, his fitness tips, favorite music type and even the amount of gear that he owns. ‘Mr. Demong estimates that he owns four pairs of jumping skis, 22  pairs of cross-country skis, and four or five assorted pairs of telemark skis.  “I ski on Atomic equipment. I love it,” he says.  He usually travels with 16 pairs of cross-country skis. “I have  to consider different snow conditions or weather temperatures,” he says. “It  could be cold and snowy or rainy and mushy, but I need to be prepared for all  conditions.”