Norwegian skier John Kristian Dahl wins Sweden’s huge cross-country marathon

Norway’s Dahl wins Sweden’s huge cross-country marathon

Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Norway’s Dahl wins Sweden’s huge cross-country marathon

Published: 06 Mar 2016 18:53 GMT+01:00
Updated: 06 Mar 2016 21:21 GMT+01:00

“I’m feeling a bit moved. It was tough today, but I managed to keep my focus and keep calm until the end. It’s unbelievable that I made it. It was my dream to win it again,” Dahl, who also won the competition in 2014, told public broadcaster SVT.

Dahl completed the 90 kilometer-long race between Sälen and Mora in four hours, eight minutes and eight seconds. Stian Holegaard, also from Norway, came in second place.

The first woman to cross the finishing line was Katerina Smutna from Austria, finishing the race in four hours, 17 minutes and 56 seconds. Sweden’s Britta Johansson came in second, just two seconds after Smutna.

Norgren was disappointed because the female skiers did not have their own tracks for the finish, but had to share those used by the men and who were still finishing their race. Many female skiers had a hard time to get through the male skiers.

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