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Marcus Hellner
Swedish cross-country skier

Marcus Hellner

Marcus Hellner
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Quick Facts

Intro Swedish cross-country skier
Is Cross-country skier
From Sweden
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 25 November 1985, Skövde Municipality
Age 36 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Carl Marcus Joakim Hellner (born 25 November 1985) is a Swedish cross-country skier who has been competing since 2003.

Athletic career

Hellner had a total of seven victories in the junior levels of cross-country skiing up to 30 km from 2003 to 2005. In Gällivare, Sweden, he took his first world cup win on a 15 km event.

Hellner won bronze, his first medal, in the 4 × 10 km at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo.

In the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Hellner won his first Olympic gold medal in the 30 km cross-country pursuit, deciding the race in a sprint at the end. At the 4 × 10 km classic/free, Hellner took gold for Sweden after leading the race from the very start.

In the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Hellner opened his championship with winning a victory in the men's sprint. A couple of days later, Hellner, like in the 2010 Winter Olympics, rode the last lap for Sweden in the 4 × 10 km relay. This time finishing second, winning a silver medal for Sweden.

In the 2012, Hellner became the first Swedish male skier to be on the podium in Tour de Ski by securing a second place overall after passing Petter Northug in the final uphill event.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics Hellner won a silver medal at the 30 km skiathlon and a gold in the men's 4 × 10 km relay, skiing the last leg.

Personal life

Hellner participated in the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. In March 2012, Hellner joined Team Pokerstars SportsStars alongside Mats Sundin and Boris Becker.

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