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Olympic Medal: Men's Cross-Country Skiathlon

Feb. 9, 2014 at 6:38 AM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Dario Cologna of Italy won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the cross-country, 30-kilometer skiathlon.

The silver was won by Marcus Hellner of Sweden and the bronze went to Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway.

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The race consists of two legs, one in which the classical cross-country technique is used and another in which freestyle skiing is employed.

Cologna won the event by .04 of a second over Hellner.

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