Marit Bjoergen (NOR)
Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)
Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Therese Johaug (NOR) (l-r)
Leader
Anna Haag (SWE)

FOURTH GOLD MEDAL FOR BJOERGEN IN 30K CLASSICAL MASS START

02.03.2013
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Marit Bjoergen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) secured her fourth gold medal at this World Championships in Val di Fiemme in 30k classical mass start. Silver went to Justyna Kowalczyk (POL, Fischer skis and boots) ahead of Therese Johaug (NOR, Fischer).
Battle of the favourites
As supposed 30k classical race became a clear thing for the top favorites from Norway respectively Poland. The trio consisting of Justyna Kowalcyk, Marit Bjoergen and Therese Johaug opened a gap against Heidi Weng (NOR) and Nicole Fessel(GER) after 19 kilometres. The pre-decision was made at the last "Zorzi"-uphill just before the stadium where Bjoergen attacked and defending champion Johaug wasn't able to follow. Bjoergen had the best finish and celebrated another title ahead of Kowalczyk. Bronce went to Johaug. Anna Haag (SWE, Fischer skis and boots) finished sixth as best Swede, she was able to open a gap against the chasing group with Kerttu Niskanen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) and Anne Kyllönen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots).
30 km Mass Start CT, Val di Fiemme (ITA):
1. Marit Bjørgen
NOR 01.27.19,90
2. Justyna Kowalczyk
POL 01.27.23,60
3. Therese Johaug
NOR 01.27.28,60
4. Heidi Weng
NOR 01.28.58,20
5. Nicole Fessel
GER 01.29.08,90
6. Anna Haag
SWE 01.29.25,60
7. Kerttu Niskanen
FIN 01.29.32,70
8. Anne Kyllönen
FIN 01.29.36,00
9. Kristin Störmer Steira
NOR 01.29.36,40
10. Masako Ishida
JPN 01.29.39,00
11. Charlotte Kalla
SWE 01.31.04,60
12. Valentina Shevchenko
UKR 01.31.10,50
13. Yulia Tchekaleva
RUS 01.31.26,50
14. Katrin Zeller
GER 01.31.51,90
15. Julia Ivanova
RUS 01.32.00,60