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10 kilometres, Classical, Men

Date17 February 1994 — 10:30-11:55
StatusOlympic
LocationBirkebeineren Skistadion, Lillehammer
Participants88 from 33 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 108 m
Intermediate 1: 1.7 km
Intermediate 2: 7.1 km
Maximum Climb: 66 m
Total Climbing: 413 m

This was the second time that men skied 10 kilometres as an individual event at the Winter Olympics. The short-distance race for men had previously been 15 kilometres, or 18 kilometres through 1952, but in 1992 it was changed to 10 km. The event had been won at the last two World Championships by Terje Langli (1991) and Sture Sivertsen (1993) but the favorites in the event were Bjørn Dæhlie and Vladimir Smirnov. Dæhlie had won the last two seasonal World Cups, and was fighting with Smirnov in the 1993-94 season, which would be won Smirnov, who had also won in 1990-91. Smirnov had also been second in 1992-93 and third in 1991-92. For a short race, Dæhlie won fairly comfortably, with an 18+ second lead over Smirnov, who took the silver medal. Smirnov started slowly, trailing the pace of Marco Albarello but had moved to second at the second checkpoint.

Albarello hung on for the bronze medal. He had won two silvers in Albertville and would add a gold in the relay in Lillehammer. Smirnov was in his third Winter Olympics, representing his third country, after the Soviet Union in 1988 and the Unified Team in 1992, he was now skiing for Kazakhstan. He had won three medals in Calgary, and would do likewise in Lillehammer, winning his only Olympic gold medal in the 50 km, and adding silver in the pursuit. At Nagano he would finish his Olympic career with a bronze in the pursuit. Dæhlie was, well, Dæhlie. He had won four medals and three golds in Albertville, would win four medals and two golds in Lillehammer, and would end his Olympic career with another four golds and three golds in Nagano. His 12 Olympic medals and eight gold medals are both records for the Winter Olympics through 2006.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)
171Bjørn DæhlieNOR24:20.14:31.0 (1)13:47.0 (1)Gold
286Vladimir SmirnovKAZ24:38.34:32.1 (3)13:48.7 (2)Silver
378Marco AlbarelloITA24:42.34:32.0 (2)14:01.9 (3)Bronze
474Mikhail BotvinovRUS24:58.94:39.2 (11)14:10.6 (5)
568Sture SivertsenNOR24:59.74:39.3 (12)14:17.0 (7)
669Mika MyllyläFIN25:05.34:33.1 (4)14:05.1 (4)
787Vegard UlvangNOR25:08.04:35.8 (5)14:16.1 (6)
867Silvio FaunerITA25:08.14:36.4 (7)14:17.8 (8)
988Harri KirvesniemiFIN25:13.24:38.3 (9)14:19.3 (9)
1048Alois StadloberAUT25:25.44:45.3 (25)14:29.0 (13)
1173Jochen BehleGER25:29.44:36.6 (8)14:27.7 (11)
1276Jari RäsänenFIN25:31.54:40.1 (13)14:28.5 (12)
1380Andrey KirillovRUS25:41.24:36.0 (6)14:24.6 (10)
1472Jan OttossonSWE25:47.94:41.1 (15)14:37.7 (17)
1582Giorgio VanzettaITA25:48.14:43.6 (20)14:33.7 (14)
1629Nikolay IvanovKAZ25:48.34:43.7 (21)14:37.5 (16)
1784Johann MühleggGER25:50.64:42.3 (=17)14:42.7 (20)
1864Vladimir LegotinRUS25:52.64:40.9 (14)14:40.9 (=18)
1947Christer MajbäckSWE25:55.24:52.2 (44)14:45.7 (21)
2079Aleksey ProkurorovRUS25:55.34:41.7 (16)14:36.4 (15)
2155Jeremias WiggerSUI25:55.44:49.7 (35)14:50.7 (25)
2240Patrick RemyFRA25:57.64:49.2 (33)14:47.0 (23)
2370Jari IsometsäFIN26:06.54:38.9 (10)14:40.9 (=18)
2481Thomas AlsgaardNOR26:07.04:42.4 (19)14:46.4 (22)
2515Kazunari SasakiJPN26:12.14:54.2 (55)14:48.3 (24)
2662Luboš BuchtaCZE26:17.64:49.0 (32)14:58.5 (28)
2783Torgny MogrenSWE26:21.74:49.9 (37)15:00.2 (29)
2853Viktor KamotskyBLR26:22.64:53.7 (=51)14:55.0 (27)
2977Fulvio ValbusaITA26:26.24:44.9 (23)14:51.4 (26)
3085Niklas JonssonSWE26:27.64:49.6 (34)15:13.1 (37)
3146Mitsuo HorigomeJPN26:36.24:54.7 (56)15:16.5 (41)
3242Torald ReinGER26:38.74:44.6 (22)15:04.4 (31)
3360Elmo KassinEST26:40.94:52.7 (47)15:13.0 (36)
3458Pavel RyabininKAZ26:41.74:42.3 (=17)15:04.0 (30)
353Jaak MaeEST26:42.74:52.8 (48)15:09.8 (35)
3622Andrus VeerpaluEST26:45.84:45.1 (24)15:15.1 (40)
378Andrey NevzorovKAZ26:45.94:48.7 (30)15:07.1 (33)
3838Ričardas PanavasLTU26:46.14:51.3 (=41)15:04.5 (32)
3924Philippe SanchezFRA26:47.84:53.6 (50)15:20.6 (44)
4051Hiroyuki ImaiJPN26:48.84:53.8 (=53)15:14.5 (=38)
4114Todd BoonstraUSA26:56.34:51.1 (40)15:24.0 (=47)
4254Urmas VälbeEST26:58.44:46.7 (27)15:21.9 (45)
4352Ivan BátorySVK26:58.74:50.2 (39)15:24.4 (49)
446Carlos VicenteESP27:01.44:51.3 (=41)15:14.5 (=38)
454John AalbergUSA27:02.34:52.3 (45)15:08.4 (34)
4633Hans DiethelmSUI27:03.14:51.9 (43)15:19.2 (42)
4763Juan Jesús GutiérrezESP27:06.04:50.1 (38)15:20.5 (43)
4861Giachem GuidonSUI27:09.14:56.2 (60)15:31.2 (54)
4936Dany BouchardCAN27:09.55:01.3 (68)15:36.8 (61)
5056Daníel JakobssonISL27:09.75:00.9 (67)15:29.9 (52)
5141Anthony EvansAUS27:09.95:00.6 (=64)15:34.7 (60)
5265Ben HusabyUSA27:11.34:47.5 (=28)15:32.7 (55)
5359Vyacheslav PlaksunovBLR27:12.14:54.9 (58)15:28.1 (51)
5450Stéphane AzambreFRA27:14.64:54.8 (57)15:27.3 (50)
5543Markus HaslerLIE27:17.14:46.6 (26)15:23.8 (46)
5645Siniša VukonićCRO27:17.55:04.1 (74)15:33.4 (=56)
5723Jordi RibóESP27:21.24:49.8 (36)15:24.0 (=47)
5849Luke BodensteinerUSA27:22.34:47.5 (=28)15:33.8 (59)
5975Václav KorunkaCZE27:22.85:01.9 (70)15:33.7 (58)
602Wilhelm AschwandenSUI27:27.24:48.8 (31)15:37.3 (62)
6113Janko NeuberGER27:27.44:59.2 (63)15:47.0 (65)
621Igor ObukhovBLR27:29.25:02.1 (71)15:37.5 (63)
639Cédric ValletFRA27:30.04:53.1 (49)15:39.5 (64)
6437Ebbe HartzDEN27:36.05:03.0 (72)15:30.5 (53)
6527Pavel BencCZE27:38.64:58.2 (62)15:33.4 (=56)
6618Michael BinzerDEN27:43.55:04.5 (75)15:49.9 (66)
6717Mark GrayAUS27:54.05:06.4 (76)15:59.5 (70)
6816Dave BelamGBR28:00.24:52.5 (46)15:52.9 (67)
6957Slavcho BatinkovBUL28:02.25:00.8 (66)15:57.9 (69)
7031Sergey DolidovichBLR28:02.85:01.7 (69)16:00.5 (71)
715Martin PetrásekCZE28:10.04:53.7 (=51)15:55.1 (68)
7210Masaaki KozuJPN28:20.24:55.8 (59)16:03.3 (72)
7339Elemer-György TankoROU28:30.55:08.6 (77)16:17.0 (74)
7435Iskren PlankovBUL28:39.05:00.6 (=64)16:25.8 (75)
7512Ahn Jin-SooKOR28:42.94:57.8 (61)16:26.1 (76)
7632Stephan KunzLIE28:44.84:53.8 (=53)16:15.4 (73)
7766Park Byung-ChulKOR28:47.35:03.9 (73)16:31.9 (78)
7821Rögnvaldur IngþórssonISL28:51.25:14.1 (80)16:35.3 (79)
7930Antonio RačkiCRO28:58.65:12.8 (79)16:26.7 (77)
8025Zsolt AntalROU29:13.35:19.8 (81)16:41.8 (81)
817Petar ZografovBUL29:49.45:12.2 (78)16:40.2 (80)
8211Nikos KalofirisGRE30:17.05:22.4 (84)17:15.2 (82)
8334Khristos TitasGRE30:37.05:21.1 (83)17:38.4 (84)
8428Bekim BabićBIH30:44.35:20.9 (82)17:19.4 (83)
8520Jānis HermanisLAT30:57.35:26.4 (85)17:59.2 (86)
8644Nikos AnastasiadisGRE31:00.35:36.8 (87)17:54.5 (85)
8726Mithat YıldırımTUR32:34.85:34.2 (86)18:53.3 (87)
8819Rusiate RogoyawaFIJ38:30.76:11.1 (88)22:52.3 (88)