With just two days until the start of the 2014-15 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season here is a teaser video from last season. Let the season begin!
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Marit Bjoergen of Norway won today's 10 km free technique interval start competition in Lahti, Finland. For Bjoergen it was her 7th win in this technique putting her one behind Katerina Neumannova (CZE) with eight for the most all-time. In second place was Sweden's Charlotte Kalla +26.9 and in third Therese Johaug (NOR) +27.6.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby has extended his Overall World Cup lead with today's victory in the 15 km free technique interval start competition in Lahti, Finland. Sweden's Daniel Richardsson took second +10.7 behind the Olympic 50 km champion Alexander Legkov was third +11.2.
Therese Johaug is the only currently active athlete with two World Cup wins in distance races in Lahti. Justyna Kowalczyk also has two wins, but she has ended her season due to injury. No female athlete has won more than two distance World Cup events in Lahti. The 15km freestyle for men is held as a regular World Cup event for the first time in more than one year, since Davos on 17 Feb 2013, when Johan Olsson (SWE) won ahead of Dario Cologna (SUI) and Alexander Legkov (RUS)
Historic day in Lahti with two US women on the sprint podium with Kikkan Randall taking the win and Sophie Caldwell in third. Katja Visnar of Slovenia took second. In the men's sprint competition Paal Golberg (NOR) recorded his second ever World Cup victory to go along with his 15 km classic win earlier in the season in December. Alexey Petukhov (RUS) was second and Eirik Brandsdal (NOR) in third.