Marit Bjoergen (NOR)
Vibeke Skofterud (NOR), Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Therese Johaug (NOR) (l-r)
Vibeke Skofterud (NOR)
Maurice Manificat (FRA), Petter Northug (NOR), Lukas Bauer (CZE) (l-r)
Petter Northug (NOR)
Maurice Manificat (FRA)

MARIT BJOERGEN AND PETTER NORTHUG DOMINATE DISTANCE RACES IN DAVOS

10.12.2011
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Marit Bjoergen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) secured clear victory ahead of her team mates again. She dominated the race ahead of Vibeke Skofterud (NOR, Fischer) and Therese Johaug (NOR, Fischer). Petter Northug (NOR, Fischer) dominated men's race ahead of five brand mates.
Three Fischer-athletes ahead
Marit Bjoergen was unbeatable again. She dominated the race from start to finish and celebrated her fifth single victory this season. After finishing her 15 kilometers she was unbelievable 41 seconds ahead of Skofterud and Johaug. "I  had a very good feeling today.  I kept good technique at the beginning of the race and maintained speed in the flat section. When I came to the stadium and heard I was some 26 seconds ahead I knew I everything was possible. I think I was strong from the highest point of the course down. I enjoyed the last part of the competition when I got the information I was 40 seconds in the lead", said Bjoergen. All other athletes were at least 1:20 minutes behind. Last year's Overall World Cup winner Justyna Kowalczyk (POL, Fischer skis and boots) lost 1:30 minutes but however she could finish in fifth.

Northug nearly one minute ahead
Like his team mate Marit Bjoergen, Petter Northug secured a victory with a nearly one minute gap. After 30 kilometres in free style in Davos the Norwegian was 51 seconds ahead of Frenchman Maurice Manificat (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) who was very satisfied with this result. "I  had a good race today. I was never before on the podium in a distance race here in Davos but finally I made it. I had good skies and I gave my best to push in the downhills as I am not so strong than Maurice in the
uphill", Northug said. Lukas Bauer (CZE, Fischer) finished in third and made his first podium result this year. Marcus Hellner (SWE, Fischer) came in fourth. Petter Eliassen (NOR, Fischer) and Daniel Rickardsson (SWE, Fischer skis and boots) in sixth and ninth place likewise made the top ten.
Women 15km, Davos (SUI):
1. Marit Bjoergen
NOR 00.35.59,50
2. Vibeke W. Skofterud
NOR 00.36.41,30
3. Therese Johaug
NOR 00.36.41,70
4. Marthe Kristoffersen
NOR 00.37.19,40
5. Justyna Kowalczyk
POL 00.37.25,90
6. Kristin Stoermer Steira
NOR 00.37.33,30
7. Aino Kaisa Saarinen
FIN 00.37.53,50
8. Anouk Faivre Picon
FRA 00.37.59,10
9. Heidi Weng
NOR 00.38.15,90
10. Riikka Sarasoja
FIN 00.38.16,50
11. Krista Lahteenmaki
FIN 00.38.16,90
12. Anna Haag
SWE 00.38.17,50
13. Holly Brooks
USA 00.38.21,80
14. Charlotte Kalla
SWE 00.38.27,50
15. Katrin Zeller
GER 00.38.27,60
Herren 30km, Davos (SUI):
1. Petter Northug
NOR 01.07.43,80
2. Maurice Manificat
FRA 01.08.35,20
3. Lukas Bauer
CZE 01.08.43,30
4. Marcus Hellner
SWE 01.08.55,60
5. Martin Johnsrud Sundby
NOR 01.09.03,50
6. Petter Eliassen
NOR 01.09.29,00
7. Ivan Babikov
CAN 01.09.33,20
8. Matti Heikkinen
FIN 01.09.44,80
9. Daniel Rickardsson
SWE 01.09.47,00
10. Tom Reichelt
GER 01.09.52,20
11. Martin Jaks
CZE 01.09.53,80
12. Alexander Legkov
RUS 01.09.57,40
13. Sergei Dolidovich
BLR 01.09.58,10
14. Jean Marc Gaillard
FRA 01.10.00,10
15. Mathias Wibault
FRA 01.10.01,70