Hellner wins men's 30K cross-country pursuit

Hellner wins men's 30K cross-country pursuit

Published Feb. 20, 2010 5:55 p.m. ET

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.