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Johaug denies Boergen another world title

Updated: February 26, 2013, 10:07 AM ET
Associated Press

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy -- Therese Johaug beat teammate Marit Bjoergen in the 10-kilometer individual freestyle Tuesday, preventing the Norwegian great from winning a third gold medal at the Nordic world championships.

Johaug won in 25 minutes, 23.4 seconds, beating Bjoergen by 10.2. Yulia Tchekaleva of Russia was third.

Bjoergen led at the halfway mark, but was only 0.7 seconds ahead as Johaug steadily increased her pace and built a 4.5 second lead after 6.8K.

Bjoergen, who won ...

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