Cross country World Cup results

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 30, 2009 2:23 pm

At the classic style Cross Country World Cup race on Sunday in Finland, Petter Northug from Norway took the top spot on the podium for the 15K. American Kris Freeman had a personal best day, coming in fourth. 

Petter’s winning time of 35:22.2 beat out Russian Maxim Vylegzhanin’s time of 35:23.4 and Russian Alexander Legkov’s time of 35:30.1.

“I did ski what I thought was my best race ever today…overall it was really what I had hoped to do today, except that I would have liked to have been 10 seconds faster and have won. Everything is about the Olympics this year, and certainly I take a lot of confidence from this,” he said. “I haven’t done a ton of hard intervals yet, so hopefully there is more fitness to be gained.”

As for the women’s 10K at the Ruka ski center, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen from Finland won in 25:58.0, ahead of Russia’s Irina Khazova in 26:11.1 and Norway’s Vibeke Skofterud in 26:12.7.