In the men's mass start, overall World Cup winner Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) initially stayed behind and remained in the group in unpleasant conditions with strong wind and snowfall. When he had to face a total of seven times in the penalty loop, he lost the chance on another medal completely. Evgeniy Garanichev (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took the lead with a 20 second advantage after the third shooting, but like the Norwegian, who closed the gap again until the last shooting, he could not hit the targets and both dropped back. Dominik Windisch was no longer to catch, Antonin Guigonnat (FRA) and Julian Eberhard fought for silver and bronze on the final lap and the Austrian had to accept defeat against the Frenchman. Shortly after, Alexander Loginov (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) crossed the line in fourth, ahead of Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots). Tarjei Bø (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished ninth.
=> Mass start Östersund (SWE)