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Photo Gallery: IBU World Championship Men’s Pursuit

NOVÉ MĚSTO NA MORAVĚ, Czech Republic – 60 men started within two and a half minutes of each other in Sunday’s World Championships pursuit, but the gold medal was ultimately decided by just 2.4 centimeters, with Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway outsprinting Martin Fourcade of France. Read our race report; here’s what the action looked like as the 12.5 k, four-stage race developed.

Results

anev lesser
big pack
bjorndalen hofer landertinger
bo garanichev
boeuf malyshko
eder lindstrom
fak shipulin boeuf
fak turn
fak
fourcade stadiu,
landertinger bjorndalen
lindstrom
malyshko boeuf
peiffer deryzemlya beatrix lesser
peiffer ferry
shipulin fak
shipulin
simon fourcade
svendsen fourcade bridge
svendsen fourcade side
svendsen fourcade turn
stands

anev lesser

Krasimir Anev (BUL) and Erik Lesser (GER) lead a group on the first lap.

big pack

A large pack skis together on the second lap.

bjorndalen hofer landertinger

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR), Lukas Hofer (ITA), and Dominik Landertinger (AUT) on lap two.

bo garanichev

Tarjei Bø (NOR) and Evgeniy Garanichev (RUS).

boeuf malyshko

Dmitry Malyshko (RUS), 4th place, and Alexis Boeuf (FRA), 8th place, approach the range.

eder lindstrom

Simon Eder (AUT), 12th place, leading Fredrik Lindstrom (SWE), 7th place.

fak shipulin boeuf

Jakov Fak (SLO), Anton Shipulin (RUS), and Alexis Boeuf (FRA) on the second lap.

fak turn

Jakov Fak on the first lap.

fak

Jakov Fak (SLO), 6th place.

fourcade stadiu,

Martin Fourcade (FRA) coming into the range.

landertinger bjorndalen

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR), 10th place, and Dominik Landertinger (AUT), 5th place.

lindstrom

Fredrik Lindstrom (SWE), 7th place.

malyshko boeuf

Dmitry Malyshko (RUS) leading Alexis Boeuf (FRA) on the first lap.

peiffer deryzemlya beatrix lesser

A train on the second lap: Arnd Peiffer (GER), Andriy Deryzemlya (UKR), Jean Guillaume Beatrix (FRA), and Erik Lesser (GER).

peiffer ferry

Arnd Peiffer (GER) and Bjorn Ferry (SWE).

shipulin fak

Anton Shipulin (RUS) outshot Jakov Fak (SLO) for bronze.

shipulin

Anton Shipulin (RUS), bronze medal.

simon fourcade

Simon Fourcade (FRA), back from December compartment syndrome surgery, leading a pack through the stadium.

svendsen fourcade bridge

Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) and Martin Fourcade (FRA).

svendsen fourcade side

Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) leading Martin Fourcade (FRA) on the second lap.

svendsen fourcade turn

Martin Fourcade (FRA) about to catch Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) on the first lap.

stands

The stands were packed again.

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