RacingWorld CupPhoto Gallery: World Championships Men’s 50 k Classic

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FasterSkier’s coverage of the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, is brought to you by the generous support of Fischer Sports.

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy — Johan Olsson (SWE) skied what has already been dubbed the greatest 50 k of all time to close out the 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships on Sunday in front of a packed stadium. Skiing by himself for well over half the race, the performance drew admiration from his competitors and everyone present in the stands to witness it. Our images from the day.

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    tclaynm@juno.com

    March 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Johan Olsson is now my new favorite WC skier! What a race – and he always has meaningful things to say about his races and the competition.

    I also think the US did well. It was a tough day and Hoffman skied like an animal. It’s better to die on your feet, than live on your knees!

    Hats off to Kris Freeman for sticking out another tough day for him. Seems like it is getting hard for him to time his good days to overlay with the big races. I’m sure he would have had a great result if he would have skied like he did at Craftsbury. It just seems to be a matter of timing for him.

    And Tad Elliot — it’s starting to come together man! Even those “sticky wax” races are improving for you. I watched the relay on YouTube and got pretty stoked to see the bridge up to the front group. That was a lot of air time and was almost as good as hanging in there for 6th or 7th anyway! The commentators got all fired up about it. It’s just a matter of time before we put one of those together. Maybe in Sochi.

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