Now, that's friendly competition: 3 skiers at N.L. Winter Games link arms and finish together

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From left, Juliette Colbourne, Georgia Wiseman and Jocelyn Coates are friends and competing athletes who decided to cross the finish line together during Tuesday’s five-kilometre cross-country ski race. (Cherie Wheeler/CBC)

Three skiers on two cross-country-skiing teams at the Newfoundland and Labrador Games decided they’re better friends than competitors — so they linked arms and crossed the finish line together.

During Tuesday’s five-kilometre cross-country race at Gander’s Airport Nordic Ski Club, friends Juliette Colbourne and Georgia Wiseman of Team Western and Jocelyn Coates of Team Eastern found themselves well out in front of the pack and hatched a plan.

“We were far enough ahead, we

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