Dario Cologna overcomes Sundby in Oslo-Holmenkollen 50km | Highlights

10 March 2018 16:34

Dario Cologna (Switzerland) prevails on local hero Martin Johnsrud Sundby after photofinish and clinches maiden Oslo-Holmenkollen 50km victory of his career as he finished second on two occasions: 2012 and 2015. In case of victory, Sundby could become first man to win 3 successive World Cup 50km events in Holmenkollen. Third place for Maxim Vylegzhannin (Russia).

Full results here: http://www.fis-ski.com/cross-country/events-and-places/event=41183/race=29847/

Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002.

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