Marit Bjørgen

Sunday Rundown: Ramsau, Toblach, Annecy, St. Ulrich, Rossland (Updated)

NorAm mini tour (Rossland, B.C.): 10/15 k freestyle pursuits Team Gregg ended the Rossland NorAm mini tour with another double win, with American Caitlin Gregg and her husband Brian Gregg winning the 10- and 15-kilometer freestyle pursuits, respectively, at the Black Jack Ski Club trails. Caitlin capped the long weekend with her third-straight win, a 48.28-second […]

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Kalla Scores Another Win in Toblach; Diggins 7th, Bjornsen 9th, Brennan 19th

The premise was simple on the World Cup Saturday in Toblach, Italy, for the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle interval start: with firm tracks, sunny skies and only the timer to dictate the effort, it was a hammertime from the start. The threshold-type race featured two laps on a 5 k course that threw grinding climbs and […]

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Saturday Rundown: Annecy and Toblach

IBU World Cup (Annecy, France): Women’s and men’s pursuits Germany’s Laura Dalhmeier captured her first win of the season, preventing Slovakia’s Anastasia Kuzmina from her third-straight win, and American Susan Dunklee raced to a season-best sixth in the women’s 10-kilometer pursuit on Saturday in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France. Canada’s Emma Lunder achieved a career-best 18th […]

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Saturday Rundown: Annecy, Toblach, St. Ulrich (Updated)

OPA Cup (St. Ulrich, Austria): 5/15 k classic On the second day of Alpen Cup (a.k.a. OPA Cup) racing in St. Ulrich, Ida Sargent of the U.S. Ski Team (USST) finished third in the women’s 5 k classic behind two Russians, Elena Soboleva and Natalia Matveeva, respectively. Soboleva took the win in the individual-start race […]

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Kalla Crowned Second Distance Win in A Row; Diggins 5th, Bjornsen 10th

If it hadn’t been for the steady bob of her yellow leader’s bib and an intermittent shadow from the sun’s glare cast by the trail’s treeline, Charlotte Kalla might have blended right into the snow: her white suit symbolic of Sweden smooth across Norway’s Lillehammer race course. As it were, the overall World Cup leader’s […]

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Sunday Rundown: Kalla Drops Weng for Lillehammer Skiathlon Win; Diggins 5th, Bjornsen 10th

FIS Cross Country World Cup (Lillehammer, Norway): 15/30 k skiathlons Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla pulled out another dominant distance performance on Week 2 of the World Cup, racing to a 19.7-second win in the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday, ahead of three Norwegians and American Jessie Diggins. Kalla led at the halfway point of the skiathlon […]

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Kalla Beats Bjørgen for Ruka Crown: ‘I have been waiting for this day’; Bjornsen 10th, Diggins 12th

After two days of racing in Kuusamo, Finland, the Ruka Triple turned its last page on Sunday. As it turned out, the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle pursuit was a thriller. Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla came into the final day of the mini tour wearing bib 1 and with only a 2-second lead on the last person one […]

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Sunday Rundown: Kalla Holds Off Bjørgen for Ruka Triple Title; Klæbo Undefeated; Harvey 4th

FIS Cross Country World Cup (Kuusamo, Finland): 10/15 k freestyle pursuit Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla took down the fiercest contender women’s cross-country skiing has ever seen, challenging Norway’s Marit Bjørgen on the final lap of the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle pursuit on Sunday then successfully holding her off to the finish. Kalla entered the final day of […]

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‘You Just Had to Bite Your Teeth Together,’ Bjørgen Wins Challenging Ruka 10 k; Diggins 10th

At age 37, with more than 110 World Cup wins, 18 World Championships titles and six Olympic gold medals, it’s hard to imagine Norway’s Marit Bjørgen as anything but a machine; she races, she wins, she repeats. But even the World Cup veteran, who first raced the circuit in 1999, occasionally considers the simplicity of throwing in […]

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Saturday Rundown: Norway’s Bjørgen, Klæbo Dominate Day 2 in Ruka; Diggins 10th

FIS Cross Country World Cup (Kuusamo, Finland): 10/15 k classic On Day 2 of the Ruka Triple World Cup opener on Saturday, Norway’s Marit Bjørgen collected a 17-second victory in the women’s 10-kilometer classic individual start in Kuusamo, Finland. Bjørgen started 30th of nearly 90 women and was contested by one other: Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla […]

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