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      February 10, 2018


      It was sunny and close to 0 deg. C. as the women began the 15 k skiathlon, the first medal event at the 2018 Olympic Games.


      Canada was represented by Cendrine Browne, Emily Nishikawa, Anne-Marie Comeau and Dahria Beatty.

      The classic section saw Marit Bjoergen of Norway leading the way, along with her teammates Heidi Weng and Ingvild Oestberg. Sweden's Charlotte Kalla was always in the mix. With about 2 k to go Kalla decided enough was enough, and on one of the last major climbs set a searing pace that no one could match. Kalla skied to a fairly comfortable 8 second win. Bjoergen came through in 2nd with Krista Parmakoski of Finland in 3rd.

      Ebba Andersson of Sweden, a first year senior came 4th, and Jess Diggins came through in 5th for the USA.

      Cendrine Browne in the exchange

      Cendrine Browne was the top Canadian in a photofinish with Anna Haag of Sweden and came 33rd with Emily Nishikawa 44th.

      Anne-Marie Comeau and Dahria Beatty in the exchange.

      Anne-Marie Comeau completed the course in 48th place with Dahria Beatty 52nd.

      The 33rd place result, bettered by 7 positions, Canada's best female distance result at Sochi 2014 of 40th, by Brittany Webster.

      Audio Interview with Cendrine Browne

      You should be able to watch a replay of the event on the CBC website under the video replays tab.

      Check back later for a CCC press release with quotes and updates.

      Next up tomorrow at 1:15 EST is the men's skiathlon.While it doesn't appear to be televised it, you should be able to watch it at the CBC Video Overview.

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