Johaug wins women's 30K race at Nordic skiing worlds
Feb. 28, 2015
FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug of Norway used an early breakaway to win the women's 30-kilometer cross-country race by nearly a minute Saturday for her third gold medal of the Nordic skiing world championships.
Johaug pulled away from the pack on the first major uphill climb of the classical-style race and after increasing her advantage, skied alone the rest of the way to win in 1 hour, 24 minutes, 47 seconds.
Six-time Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway was 52.3 seconds back to take silver, while Charlotte Kalla of Sweden was 1:31.6 behind for bronze.
Johaug also won the 30K race at the 2011 worlds in Oslo and won the 15K skiathlon here in Falun before taking gold in the relay with Norway.