VAL DI FIEMME, Italy — On the first sunny day of racing all week at World Championships, Norway’s Therese Johaug skated to a 10-second win in the 10 k individual freestyle over teammate Marit Bjørgen. Our images from the race.
Athletes warm up before the start of the women’s 10 k.
Forerunners ski the course.
Anna Haag (SWE) on her first lap.
Emma Wiken (SWE).
Liz Stephen (USA) pushes over the top.
A coach gives his athlete splits.
Denise Hermann (GER).
Krista Lahteenmaki (FIN)
Riita-Lisa Roponen (FIN).
Anastasia Dotsenko (RUS).
Anna Haag (SWE).
Martine Ek Hagen (NOR)
Marit Bjørgen (NOR).
Miriam Gössner, a German biathlete, on her way to a fourth-place finish at FIS Cross Country World Championships in 2013, her last full season competing.
Heidi Weng (NOR)
Holly Brooks (USA) and Heidi Weng (NOR)
Yulia Tchekaleva (RUS).
Kikkan Randall (USA)
Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR)
Therese Johaug (NOR) charging.
To the finish zone – Liz Stephen (USA) realizes just how good a race she just skied.
Stephen shares the moment with teammate Holly Brooks.
Early race-leader Miriam Goessner (l) with teammate Denise Hermann (GER).
Hermann helps Katrin Zeller (GER) out of her skis.
Kalla charges home for seventh.
Bjørgen comes through as the new race leader.
Martine Ek Hagen (NOR).
A Norwegian coach helps Bjørgen to her feet.
Heidi Weng (NOR) finishes sixth.
Goessner cedes the race leader chair to Bjørgen.
Tchekaleva finishes third.
Kikkan Randall (USA) comes through just as Johaug and Steira enter the finishing lanes.
Johaug about to clinch a World Championship.
A very happy Norwegian.
Steira hugs her teammate.
Johaug celebrates for the camera.
Bjørgen congratulates Johaug on the podium.
Johaug jumps for joy on the top step.
Victory is sweet.
The women’s 10 k freestyle World Championships podium: 1. Therese Johaug (NOR), 2. Marit Bjørgen (NOR), 3. Julia Tchekaleva (RUS).