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50 kilometres, Freestyle, Men

Date22 February 1992 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationLes Saisies
Participants73 from 29 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 112 m
Intermediate 1: 1.6 km
Intermediate 2: 10.1 km
Intermediate 3: 16.6 km
Intermediate 4: 26.8 km
Intermediate 5: 33.3 km
Intermediate 6: 45.3 km
Maximum Climb: 61 m
Total Climbing: 1,773 m

Raced in beautiful weather, the men’s marathon was a coronation for Bjørn Dæhlie, who would soon become known as the greatest cross-country skier of all-time. Dæhlie started out fast and led at the first checkpoint at 1.6 km. He would lead at every checkpoint and also posted the fastest intermediate splits at the first five checkpoints, only slowing down near the end when he had the race well in hand, as he led by over 1:23 at the 45.3 km time check. Maurilio De Zolt started slowly, only 21st at 1.6 km, but was in second by 10 km, and would hold onto that position throughout, winning the silver medal, as he had in Calgary four years earlier, with a two-minute margin over bronze medalist Giorgio Vanzetta.

Dæhlie, who was better at freestyle than the classical style, would win this event again in Nagano when it reverted to freestyle. Vanzetta had a very long Olympic career. He first competed in 1980 at Lake Placid and would compete again in two years in Lillehammer. He won three medals in Albertville, bronze in this event and the pursuit, and a silver in the relay. De Zolt also started Olympic skiing at Lake Placid, when he was already 30-years-old. When he was 43-years-old, he would lead off the Italian relay team in 1994 that won the gold medal in what is considered the greatest ever Olympic ski race.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)Int 4 (Pos)Int 5 (Pos)Int 6 (Pos)
179Bjørn DæhlieNOR2-03:41.53:59.7 (1)25:09.8 (1)40:08.4 (1)1-06:07.2 (1)1-20:57.2 (1)1-51:31.6 (1)Gold
266Maurilio De ZoltITA2-04:39.14:14.0 (21)25:52.8 (2)40:52.3 (2)1-07:20.5 (2)1-22:35.8 (2)1-52:55.4 (2)Silver
358Giorgio VanzettaITA2-06:42.14:09.9 (12)25:53.8 (4)41:09.7 (4)1-08:05.2 (3)1-23:39.8 (4)1-54:55.2 (3)Bronze
416Aleksey ProkurorovEUN2-07:06.14:07.4 (6)26:06.7 (7)41:21.7 (6)1-08:11.5 (4)1-23:47.8 (5)1-55:13.6 (5)
573Hervé BallandFRA2-07:17.74:08.8 (10)26:12.7 (10)41:41.8 (11)1-08:55.7 (10)1-24:04.2 (7)1-55:21.2 (6)
615Radim NyčTCH2-07:41.54:16.2 (26)26:22.4 (11)41:45.7 (12)1-08:42.0 (8)1-24:16.6 (10)1-55:42.1 (7)
764Johann MühleggGER2-07:45.24:08.2 (9)25:52.9 (3)40:56.5 (3)1-08:21.3 (5)1-23:36.7 (3)1-55:10.5 (4)
848Pavel BencTCH2-08:13.64:02.2 (3)26:00.8 (6)41:24.3 (8)1-08:30.0 (7)1-24:05.2 (8)1-55:46.9 (9)
962Vegard UlvangNOR2-08:21.54:02.0 (2)26:00.3 (5)41:11.3 (5)1-08:21.8 (6)1-23:58.1 (6)1-55:44.4 (8)
1032Gianfranco PolvaraITA2-09:27.84:07.2 (5)26:08.3 (8)41:33.5 (9)1-09:14.0 (12)1-25:13.4 (11)1-57:21.3 (10)
1114Alfred RunggaldierITA2-10:03.14:19.6 (38)26:54.3 (18)42:43.4 (17)1-10:49.5 (18)1-26:36.5 (17)1-58:09.1 (12)
1276Torgny MogrenSWE2-10:29.94:11.9 (16)26:27.3 (12)41:39.3 (10)1-09:07.7 (11)1-25:19.7 (12)1-58:00.2 (11)
1377Václav KorunkaTCH2-10:30.74:13.7 (20)26:35.3 (14)42:05.5 (13)1-09:47.5 (15)1-25:50.9 (15)1-58:16.0 (14)
1449Guy BallandFRA2-10:40.84:22.9 (43)27:44.9 (37)43:44.6 (34)1-12:06.8 (32)1-27:56.0 (27)1-58:57.1 (16)
1572Giachem GuidonSUI2-10:55.04:15.5 (24)26:43.6 (15)42:12.4 (14)1-09:26.0 (13)1-25:24.2 (13)1-58:18.7 (15)
1627Christer MajbäckSWE2-11:13.34:15.7 (25)27:17.2 (28)43:15.9 (26)1-11:07.6 (22)1-27:07.6 (21)1-59:12.9 (19)
1723Aleksandr GolubyovEUN2-11:20.14:17.9 (34)26:48.9 (17)42:22.2 (15)1-09:45.5 (14)1-25:32.1 (14)1-58:14.3 (13)
182Terje LangliNOR2-11:32.04:08.0 (8)26:48.7 (16)42:32.2 (16)1-10:32.9 (16)1-26:29.5 (16)1-58:59.8 (17)
1975Juan Jesús GutiérrezESP2-11:42.14:21.3 (=40)26:59.1 (20)42:53.2 (20)1-10:48.1 (17)1-26:51.1 (20)1-59:07.8 (18)
2026Kristen SkjeldalNOR2-11:44.54:09.5 (11)27:11.9 (22)43:00.8 (21)1-10:58.2 (21)1-26:49.2 (19)1-59:43.6 (22)
2119Jiří TeplýTCH2-12:00.24:13.5 (19)27:15.8 (25)43:11.9 (24)1-11:46.1 (27)1-27:31.1 (23)1-59:39.4 (21)
2259Jari IsometsäFIN2-12:03.54:17.7 (33)27:25.6 (30)43:11.6 (23)1-10:51.9 (19)1-26:44.4 (18)1-59:38.1 (20)
2318Mika KuusistoFIN2-13:09.34:11.4 (15)27:33.6 (34)43:43.9 (33)1-12:14.9 (33)1-28:03.0 (29)2-00:25.0 (24)
2446Jožko KavalarSLO2-13:17.94:12.9 (18)27:16.0 (26)43:28.7 (29)1-11:44.5 (26)1-27:50.9 (26)2-00:56.4 (26)
2547Hiroyuki ImaiJPN2-13:33.04:03.9 (4)27:38.9 (35)43:43.0 (31)1-11:59.7 (29)1-28:16.9 (31)2-00:56.1 (25)
=265Stéphane AzambreFRA2-13:49.84:25.3 (46)27:57.1 (42)44:03.8 (38)1-12:55.3 (38)1-29:18.5 (38)2-01:06.9 (27)
=2643Holger BaurothGER2-13:49.84:14.5 (22)27:14.3 (23)43:14.1 (25)1-11:47.6 (28)1-28:20.3 (32)2-01:15.9 (28)
2857Mikhail BotvinovEUN2-14:20.84:18.0 (35)26:32.0 (13)42:51.0 (19)1-12:05.6 (30)1-28:35.5 (33)2-02:01.2 (32)
2933Janko NeuberGER2-14:37.14:25.0 (45)27:42.5 (36)43:43.2 (32)1-12:06.7 (31)1-28:14.5 (30)2-01:40.3 (31)
3021Hans DiethelmSUI2-14:41.64:14.8 (23)27:15.5 (24)43:23.4 (28)1-10:54.2 (20)1-27:16.4 (22)2-01:34.6 (30)
3124Jari RäsänenFIN2-14:53.64:12.5 (17)27:08.0 (21)43:02.7 (22)1-11:30.9 (25)1-27:50.0 (25)2-01:29.4 (29)
3251Wiesław CempaPOL2-15:06.74:07.5 (7)27:25.7 (31)43:46.5 (36)1-12:34.3 (37)1-29:20.1 (39)2-02:32.9 (33)
3345John AalbergUSA2-15:33.54:20.2 (39)27:31.2 (33)43:45.0 (35)1-12:15.4 (34)1-28:58.3 (36)2-02:33.8 (34)
3452Anthony EvansAUS2-15:46.94:26.0 (47)28:08.0 (45)44:41.7 (44)1-13:42.0 (42)1-29:08.3 (37)2-03:09.7 (37)
3563Vladimir SmirnovEUN2-15:48.54:11.1 (14)26:09.3 (9)41:22.9 (7)1-08:55.1 (9)1-24:08.6 (9)2-00:02.7 (23)
3612Viorel ȘotropaROU2-16:03.54:37.0 (61)28:33.8 (50)45:02.8 (47)1-14:01.8 (45)1-30:31.0 (44)2-03:32.2 (38)
3717Henrik ForsbergSWE2-16:22.74:19.0 (37)28:04.2 (44)44:13.0 (40)1-12:57.8 (39)1-29:36.2 (41)2-03:43.2 (39)
3842Jordi RibóESP2-16:58.84:34.4 (58)27:45.2 (38)43:48.9 (37)1-12:18.6 (36)1-28:49.9 (34)2-03:09.1 (36)
3944Jaanus TeppanEST2-17:15.14:30.1 (52)28:22.6 (47)44:56.0 (45)1-13:49.1 (43)1-30:24.3 (43)2-04:10.8 (42)
4078Kazunari SasakiJPN2-17:20.14:17.2 (=29)27:17.0 (27)43:28.8 (30)1-12:18.2 (35)1-28:58.1 (35)2-04:10.3 (40)
4161Markus GandlerAUT2-17:21.84:10.1 (13)26:55.0 (19)42:49.7 (18)1-11:15.0 (23)1-27:46.9 (24)2-02:54.9 (35)
423Andreas RinghoferAUT2-18:00.44:21.3 (=40)27:56.5 (41)44:26.2 (42)1-13:13.4 (40)1-29:31.1 (40)2-04:10.7 (41)
4336Luke BodensteinerUSA2-18:42.44:17.2 (=29)27:30.5 (32)44:05.2 (39)1-13:20.1 (41)1-30:05.5 (42)2-04:37.3 (43)
4450Jan OttossonSWE2-18:59.94:16.6 (27)27:56.1 (40)44:27.0 (43)1-14:18.2 (46)1-31:06.8 (45)2-05:41.6 (45)
4568Elmo KassinEST2-19:29.34:17.4 (31)27:21.2 (29)43:18.6 (27)1-11:28.2 (24)1-27:57.9 (28)2-04:45.6 (44)
4671Wayne DustinCAN2-20:24.64:27.6 (49)28:28.1 (48)45:11.8 (49)1-15:25.8 (49)1-32:29.1 (49)2-07:08.0 (47)
4754André JungenSUI2-20:32.14:24.0 (44)28:04.0 (43)44:23.5 (41)1-13:55.7 (44)1-31:15.5 (46)2-07:14.4 (48)
4828Andrzej PiotrowskiPOL2-20:32.94:22.4 (42)28:34.3 (51)45:17.3 (50)1-14:36.7 (47)1-31:17.2 (47)2-06:46.3 (46)
4955Ebbe HartzDEN2-21:23.14:46.5 (64)29:19.1 (60)45:58.3 (55)1-16:13.5 (55)1-33:27.9 (55)2-07:41.8 (49)
5022Petar ZografovBUL2-22:20.84:29.0 (50)28:17.2 (46)45:06.9 (48)1-14:53.7 (48)1-32:17.6 (48)2-08:19.4 (50)
5156Antonio CascosESP2-22:59.04:35.5 (59)28:49.0 (55)45:28.4 (53)1-15:43.6 (52)1-32:57.8 (51)2-08:53.3 (51)
5267Martin StandmannAUT2-24:19.64:16.9 (28)28:32.2 (49)45:18.0 (51)1-15:26.9 (50)1-33:06.3 (52)2-10:04.8 (53)
538Dave BelamGBR2-24:54.34:33.1 (55)28:43.8 (53)45:22.5 (52)1-15:34.2 (51)1-32:43.0 (50)2-09:22.5 (52)
5437Rögnvaldur IngþórssonISL2-25:16.94:40.7 (62)29:11.5 (57)46:34.1 (59)1-17:02.6 (58)1-34:40.3 (57)2-11:45.7 (56)
5525Paul GrayAUS2-25:29.04:18.9 (36)28:48.7 (54)46:05.1 (56)1-16:09.3 (54)1-33:21.8 (54)2-10:35.9 (55)
5669Jim CurranUSA2-26:17.04:31.9 (54)29:10.3 (56)46:34.8 (60)1-17:21.1 (59)1-35:08.3 (59)2-12:10.3 (57)
577Pete VordenbergUSA2-26:25.84:27.2 (48)29:16.6 (59)46:19.3 (57)1-17:54.4 (61)1-35:52.5 (61)2-12:11.6 (58)
5834Robert KerštajnSLO2-26:26.34:29.9 (51)28:41.5 (52)45:45.0 (54)1-16:02.2 (53)1-33:17.4 (53)2-10:23.1 (54)
5911Spas ZlatevBUL2-28:07.14:33.3 (56)29:12.9 (58)46:26.7 (58)1-17:48.5 (60)1-35:13.7 (60)2-13:06.2 (59)
6035Siniša VukonićCRO2-28:19.44:49.2 (65)30:08.1 (63)47:13.7 (62)1-18:34.6 (62)1-36:47.9 (62)2-14:12.2 (61)
6160Darren DerochieCAN2-29:42.04:17.6 (32)27:54.7 (39)44:59.5 (46)1-16:50.3 (57)1-35:05.3 (58)2-14:17.6 (62)
6210Wu JintaoCHN2-29:59.74:33.6 (57)29:44.7 (61)46:48.6 (61)1-16:25.3 (56)1-34:07.3 (56)2-13:53.6 (60)
6353Glenn ScottGBR2-31:40.64:45.7 (63)30:05.2 (62)47:42.7 (63)1-19:45.9 (63)1-37:59.0 (65)2-16:17.8 (63)
649Gongoryn MyeryeiMGL2-32:27.24:30.7 (53)30:35.3 (64)48:42.9 (64)1-20:10.3 (64)1-37:55.2 (63)2-16:43.0 (64)
651Aleksandar MilenkovićYUG2-34:31.14:36.6 (60)30:49.6 (65)48:53.4 (65)1-21:13.4 (65)1-39:51.4 (66)2-19:24.3 (65)
664Jānis HermanisLAT2-37:24.34:57.1 (66)31:22.6 (66)49:36.0 (66)1-22:37.5 (66)1-41:29.3 (67)2-21:52.8 (66)
6713Roberto ÁlvarezMEX3-09:04.75:38.5 (67)36:42.6 (67)58:22.5 (67)1-36:52.6 (67)1-59:34.1 (68)2-49:06.5 (67)
AC30Mark CroasdaleGBR– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC31Alexander MarentAUT– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC38Alain MassonCAN– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC40Momo SkokićYUG– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC41Taivo KuusEST– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC70Jukka HartonenFIN– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
DNSGuillermo AlderARG– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)
DNSLuis ArgelARG– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)
DNSMichael BinzerDEN– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)
DNSPatrick RemyFRA– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)
DNSJohn ReadGBR– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)
DNSZiitsagaany GanbatMGL– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)– (–)