In cross-country skiing, five laps of 1.5 kilometers each had to be completed for each skier and after the second exchange a trio was in lead. The Norwegians Bjørnstad/Graabak and Andersen/Krog tried to shorten the gap to the lead, and at the beginning of the penultimate lap, the connection was made along with the Finns Herola/Hirvonen, who went into cross-country skiing 1:24 minutes behind. The five teams entered the stadium for the last time: in front both Norwegians, who skied through the last corner next to each other and barred the way for the Finn behind them. On the home straight, the space was suddenly there, and Eero Hirvonen took advantage and sprinted to a home win. Behind him, Akito Watabe crashed wit Magnus Krog (NOR) during his overtaking attempt, leaving Espen Andersen (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) and Magnus Krog only in fourth. The Japanese were disqualified later. Espen Bjørnstad and Jørgen Graabak beat Willi Denifl and Mario Seidl in the battle for further podium spots.
=> HS130 / 2x7,5km Lahti (FIN)