Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, men’s skiathlon

Dario Cologna, whose favorite status was in doubt after an injury slowed him through the World Cup season, made the decisive move on the torturous uphill before the finish and held on for gold, while Russia endured another fourth-place result. Date: 9- Feb Sport: Cross-country skiing Event: Men’s skiathlon (15k classical + 15k freestyle) Medalists: Dario Cologna (Switzerland), Marcus Hellner (Sweden), Martin Johnsrud Sundby (Norway) SportsMyriad projections: Dario Cologna (Switzerland), Martin Johnsrud Sundby (Norway), Petter Northug (Norway) How U.S. fared: The early surprise – the USA’s Noah Hoffman stuck with the leaders in his weaker discipline of classical. Then he wiped out on a turn … Continue reading Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, men’s skiathlon