Norway had a clean sweep in the 15km individual freestyle as Hans Christer Holund claimed victory at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oberstdorf

It was their first one-two-three in the event at the World Championships since 1966 as the Norwegians took over Alexander Bolshunov, who had to settle for fourth place

The Russian Ski Federation skier set a fierce pace at the start, but faded in the second half of the race as the Norwegians succeeded

Holund, the 2019 50km mass start world champion, judged his race to perfection and claimed the victory by 202 seconds from Simon Hegstad Krueger, who clinched his second silver of the Championships

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Harald Oestberg Amundsen was in a good position but crashed in the final descent and ultimately had to settle for the bronze medal as he came home 15 seconds later

Bolshunov, who won his first world championship title in skiathlon, has already won the crystal globe in the overall World Cup standings but seems to be running out of gas in this one

Meanwhile, Briton Andrew Musgrave put in another good effort finishing tenth after his seventh place in the skiathlon


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