Norway’s Krueger wins men’s skiathlon

Simen Hegstad Krueger of Norway broke away on the penultimate lap to storm to victory in the men’s Olympic skiathlon on Sunday and lead a clean sweep of medals for Norway. Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Hans Christer Holund took the silver and bronze in the gruelling cross-country event, in which athletes have to race 15 km freestyle followed by the same distance skating-style. Krueger bounced back from breaking a pole in an early crash, and even though he recovered quickly, he still struggled through the first four laps of classic-style skiing.