Johnsrud Sundby, NOR
I have been waiting for this moment for 5 years. It has always
been a dream to win this race. When I was 9 years old I was
camping in the forest cheering for all the great skiers. My
strategy was to shock the others with a hard pace from the
first kilometre. I think I have never been skiing 50 km that
fast from the beginning.
It was fun but it was the hardest race I have ever skied in
my life. I had to work hard already in the first lap to close
the gap on the leading group. I felt strong especially in
the uphills. Martin deserves the victory, he was stronger
Im very happy to be 3rd today. 50 km is a special competition
for all the skiers. It was a great battle with Martin, Niklas
and Diderik. I gave my best to be third. I had perfect skis.
The service team did a great a job.