Hellner wins men’s 30K cross-country pursuit

Marcus Hellner of Sweden has won the men’s 30-kilometer

cross-country pursuit at the Vancouver Olympics.

Hellner pulled away from a trio of rivals after entering the ski

stadium, building enough of a lead to sprint alone toward the

finish, completing the course in one hour, 15 minutes, 11.4

seconds.

Tobias Angerer of Germany finished 2.1 seconds behind for the

silver medal, and Johan Olsson of Sweden took bronze, 2.8 back.

The race features a mass start with 15K of classical skiing

before switching to freestyle for the second half.