| Event type

30 kilometres Skiathlon, Men

Date20 February 2010 — 13:30
LocationWhistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Participants64 from 26 countries
DetailsCourse Length: 15,580 m / 15,360 m
Height Differential: 71 m / 40 m
Maximum Climb: 59 m / 33 m
Total Climbing: 552 m / 516 m

As in 2006, this event was no longer truly a pursuit. The competitors skied 15 km using the classical technique, followed by a pit stop to change to shorter skis, and then skied 15 km freestyle. The 2009 World Champion was Petter Northug of Norway, who was leading the World Cup in 2009-10 and would star in Vancouver with four medals and two golds, but he had wax problems in this race, would break a pole, and finished only 11th. The leader at the pit stop was Lukáš Bauer of the Czech Republic, somewhat of a classical specialist, with Switzerland’s Dario Cologna, already the winner of the 15 km in Vancouver, in second, and Sweden’s Johan Olsson in third. In the freestyle, Olsson quickly moved into the lead, but he was gradually caught and passed on the final hill by his teammate Marcus Hellner, and then by Tobias Angerer (GER) on the run in to the home straight. Hellner held a comfortable lead as he entered the finishing straight and finished in a time of 1-15:11.4 to win the gold medal, 2.1 seconds ahead of Angerer. Olsson held on to take the bronze medal, defeating a fast finishing Aleksandr Legkov (RUS) by 1.2 seconds.

12Marcus HellnerSWE1-15:11.4Gold
217Tobias AngererGER1-15:13.5Silver
316Johan OlssonSWE1-15:14.2Bronze
48Aleksandr LegkovRUS1-15:15.4
515Ivan BabikovCAN1-15:20.5
613Jens FilbrichGER1-15:25.0
73Lukáš BauerCZE1-15:25.2
841George GreyCAN1-15:32.0
924Alex HarveyCAN1-15:43.0
1034Anders SödergrenSWE1-15:47.0
111Petter NorthugNOR1-15:53.1
126Giorgio Di CentaITA1-16:05.1
134Dario ColognaSUI1-16:12.2
1411Pietro Piller CottrerITA1-16:19.9
1510Vincent VittozFRA1-16:23.4
1631Devon KershawCAN1-16:23.6
1712Maksim VylegzhaninRUS1-17:04.2
1820Martin Johnsrud SundbyNOR1-17:04.5
1930Tord Asle GjerdalenNOR1-17:04.5
2018Curdin PerlSUI1-17:05.0
217René SommerfeldtGER1-17:11.9
2232Toni LiversSUI1-17:26.0
2314Daniel RickardssonSWE1-17:34.0
2422Thomas MorigglITA1-17:40.9
2527Martin BajčičákSVK1-17:58.1
2623Maurice ManificatFRA1-17:58.2
2746Martin JakšCZE1-17:58.2
2850Yevgeny VelichkoKAZ1-18:00.2
2945Paul PepeneROU1-19:34.1
309Jean-Marc GaillardFRA1-19:48.1
3153Vicenç VilarrublaESP1-19:48.2
3236Nikolay PankratovRUS1-19:48.9
3347Lari LehtonenFIN1-20:34.5
3449James SouthamUSA1-20:46.2
3537Tom ReicheltGER1-21:13.2
3628Eldar RønningNOR1-21:14.1
3740Aivar RehemaaEST1-21:15.8
3838Jiří MagálCZE1-21:39.0
3944Nobu NaruseJPN1-22:11.1
4059Javier GutiérrezESP1-22:20.4
4152Roman LeibiukUKR1-22:32.0
4256Kaspar KokkEST1-22:40.3
4319Sergey NovikovRUS1-22:44.3
4433Remo FischerSUI1-22:52.1
4521Kris FreemanUSA1-23:02.6
4654Karel TammjärvEST1-23:02.9
4748Ben SimAUS1-23:25.8
4851Aliaksei IvanouBLR1-23:37.7
4942Sergey CherepanovKAZ1-23:43.7
5043Robin DuvillardFRA1-23:57.6
5155Andrew MusgraveGBR1-24:07.9
5257Oleksandr PutskoUKR1-24:47.1
5339David HoferITA1-25:02.6
DNF64Jānis PaipalsLATlapped
DNF63Jonas Thor OlsenDENlapped
DNF62Ben KoonsNZLlapped
DNF35Ville NousiainenFIN
DNF61Francesc SouliéAND
DNF29Siarhei DalidovichBLR
DNF58Veselin TsinzovBUL
DNF26Martin KoukalCZE
DNF5Matti HeikkinenFIN
DNF25Sami JauhojärviFIN
DNF60Petrică HogiuROU