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Northug passes Teichmann for gold

Updated: February 28, 2010, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Norway's Petter Northug has won the men's 50-kilometer classical cross-country race for the next-to-last gold medal of the Olympics.

Northug used his trademark sprint to push past Axel Teichmann of Germany on the final straightaway. The Norwegian finished Sunday's race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 35.5 seconds for his second gold medal of the Olympics.

Teichmann took the silver after coming in 0.3 seconds behind. Johan Olsson of Sweden took bronze, 1 second ...

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