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Winter sports news - Therese Johaug dominates ladies 15km cross-country in Norway

Johaug dominates ladies 15km cross-country in Norway
By Sportsbeat

08/12/2018 at 15:05Updated 08/12/2018 at 16:04

Therese Johaug continued her excellent cross-country form in Norway on Saturday, dominating the ladies 15km competition to top the podium.

Skiing on home turf and in -6°C, Johaug led for much of the race, with fellow Norwegian Ingvild Flugstad Østberg and Sweden's Ebba Andersson close behind.

Johaug finished with a time of 37:33.9 to take first place and sits atop the World Cup rankings with 500 points.

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla stayed in touch with the leading pack and increased her pace for the final 2km to secure second place on the podium, 1:05.9 behind Johaug, with Østberg coming in third and Andersson fourth.

After winning the race, three-time Olympic medallist Johaug commented: "I think this was my best race this season. I felt from the beginning that my body was really good."