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15 kilometres Mass Start, Men

Date18 February 2018 — 20:15
StatusOlympic
LocationAlpensia Biathlon Centre, Alpensia Resort, Mountain Cluster, Daegwallyeong
Participants30 from 13 countries
FormatPenalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 14,986 m
Height Differential: 37 m
Maximum Climb: 38 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.824 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Prone at 5.913 km, 50 m range
Shooting 3: Standing at 9.002 km, 50 m range
Shooting 4: Standing at 12.091 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 510 m

The mass start had 30 participants and was the last of the four men’s events at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre. It started on 18 February at 20:15. The gold medal was decided in a photo finish between French Martin Fourcade and German Simon Schempp, with Fourcade winning by centimetres. The bronze medal went to Norwegian Emil Hegle Svendsen, who beat German Erik Lesser in the last metres.

The race was started with bib numbers 1-3 for the three gold medal winners of the earlier individual Olympic races, 4-6 to the silver medalists and 7-9 to the bronze medalists. None of the competitors hit all their targets in the pursuit event. The race was not influenced by bitter cold and heavy winds, as were many of the biathlon events, but had relatively warm temperatures.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMisses
12Martin FourcadeFRA35:47.32Gold
214Simon SchemppGER35:47.31Silver
315Emil Hegle SvendsenNOR35:58.52Bronze
419Erik LesserGER35:58.92
58Benedikt DollGER36:06.11
618Julian EberhardAUT36:18.03
720Erlend BjøntegaardNOR36:19.42
810Tarjei BøNOR36:21.93
925Jesper NelinSWE36:21.92
106Jakov FakSLO36:23.41
1129Ondřej MoravecCZE36:23.61
129Dominik LandertingerAUT36:47.31
131Arnd PeifferGER36:47.54
1416Simon EderAUT37:01.03
1526Fredrik LindströmSWE37:02.63
163Johannes Thingnes BøNOR37:07.33
177Dominik WindischITA37:07.74
1812Lukas HoferITA37:07.74
1923Antonin GuigonnatFRA37:15.35
2022Klemen BauerSLO37:19.84
2130Tero SeppäläFIN37:25.03
2211Simon DesthieuxFRA37:45.95
235Sebastian SamuelssonSWE37:58.84
2428Serafin WiestnerSUI38:00.93
2521Timofei LapshinKOR38:07.41
264Michal KrčmářCZE38:09.95
2713Benjamin WegerSUI38:10.55
2827Andrejs RastorgujevsLAT38:47.43
2917Quentin Fillon-MailletFRA38:57.57
3024Tomas KaukėnasLTU38:58.05