The book includes many color photos, several of which feature Bjornsen.

Just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChan, Korea — which start in February — comes a book that features U.S. Olympian Sadie Bjornsen of Mazama.

The book by Peggy Shinn is titled “World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-country Ski Team,” and tells the story of eight young women who had to battle many obstacles on their way to world-class recognition.

According to a press release, the book “looks at the centrality of teamwork in the success of the team, and how they created a team that works … over the past five years, this group has metamorphosed from also-rans to one of the top teams on the World Cup tour.”

The paperback book features lots of color photographs, many of which include Bjornsen.

Bjornsen has achieved several podium finishes (1st through 3rd) on the World Cup circuit. Along with her brother Erik, she was a 2014 U.S. Olympian at the winter games in Sochi, Russia. Both will be heading to Korea for the upcoming games.

The book is published by ForeEdge (www.foreedgebooks.com), an imprint of University Press of New England in Lebanon, New Hampshire. It is priced at $19.95 on the ForeEdge website. Shinn is a senior contributor to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s website and a former contributing editor to Ski Racing magazine.