Marit Bjoergen (NOR)
Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Therese Johaug (NOR)
Therese Johaug (NOR), Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Kerttu Niskanen (FIN) (l-r)
Charlotte Kalla (SWE), Kerttu Niskanen (FIN)

MARIT BJØRGEN CELEBRATES HER 100TH WORLD CUP PODIUM MIT HER SUCCESS IN 30K MASS START AT HOLMENKOLLEN

09.03.2014
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Marit Bjørgen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) secured another World Cup win in 30k classical mass start in Oslo and her 100th ever podium in World Cup. Therese Johaug (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) was ranked second with a large disadvantage followed by Kerttu Niskanen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots).
Lonely Bjørgen already after eight kilometres
It seemed to be a kind of training for Marit Bjørgen: Before the bonus sprint at 8.0 kilometres she shortly increased her pace in an uphill, then she skied up and away. From kilometres 24 to finish with a steady smile on her face. At this moment Therese Johaug was already far behind. After crossing the line 1:41 minutes seperated the two top athletes. Both opened a gap against all the others just after the first bonus sprint at kilometre 2.8. Third went to Finland's Kerttu Niskanen, 2:25 minutes behind Bjørgen. Charlotte Kalla (SWE, Fischer) collapsed during the final kilometres and wasn't abel to stay in touch with the Finn. Emma Wikén (SWE, Fischer) came in sixth. Sofia Bleckur (SWE, Fischer) could celebrate spot nine.
30k C Women, Oslo (NOR):
1. Marit Bjørgen
NOR 01.20.55,70
2. Therese Johaug
NOR 01.22.36,90
3. Kerttu Niskanen
FIN 01.23.21,50
4. Charlotte Kalla
SWE 01.23.42,30
5. Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
FIN 01.24.04,60
6. Emma Wiken
SWE 01.24.13,50
7. Eva Nyvltova
CZE 01.24.48,90
8. Kristin Störmer Steira
NOR 01.24.50,60
9. Sofia Bleckur
SWE 01.24.58,90
10. Krista Lähteenmäki
FIN 01.25.04,90
11. Yulia Tchekaleva
RUS 01.25.07,60
12. Kikkan Randall
USA 01.25.13,40
13. Heidi Weng
NOR 01.25.23,10
14. Sadie Bjornsen
USA 01.25.23,50
15. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
NOR 01.25.23,60