Hellner's kick hands Sweden gold
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Sweden has won the men's cross-country skiing relay after Marcus Hellner pulled away on the last leg for his second gold medal of the Olympics.
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Hellner drew past Emmanuel Jonnier of France and Martin Koukal of the Czech Republic on the final lap Wednesday. He also had plenty of time to collect a Swedish flag to wave as he paraded down the final straightaway.
Sweden finished the 4x10-kilometer race in 1 hour, 45 minutes, 5.4 seconds.
Petter Northug of Norway used a furious final leg to win the silver medal for Norway. The Czechs took the bronze.
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