OSLO, Norway (AP) — Marit Bjoergen of Norway completed a dominant cross-country World Cup season by winning the concluding 30-kilometer freestyle race at Holmenkollen Sunday after pulling away from world champion Therese Johaug near the end.
Bjoergen and Johaug were in a two-way duel after leaving the rest of the field far behind, and the six-time Olympic champion decided the race with an attack in the final big uphill section. She finished in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 10.5 seconds, beating Johaug by 11.6 seconds.
Bjoergen finished the season with all three crystal globes, winning the overall World Cup by a massive margin and topping both the sprint and distance standings. She also won her first Tour de Ski title, to go with two gold medals at last month’s world championships.
Bjoergen, who turns 35 this month, has yet to say whether she’ll be back next season.