PRAGELATO, Italy (Feb. 24) - Katerina Neumannova of the Czech Republic overtook Russia's Julija Tchepalova in a sprint to win the gold in today's women's 30km mass-start skate race. The winning margin? 1.4 seconds. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland crossed the line in third, only 0.6 seconds behind Tchepalova.
Sarah Konrad (Laramie, WY) was the top U.S. finisher in today's cross country 30km freestyle race, with a 32nd place. Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, CO) was 43rd, Abigail Larson (Bozeman, MT) was 47th and Lindsey Weier (Mahtomedi, MN) did not finish.
No Canadian women raced today.
Katerina Neumannova (2) of the Czech Republic and Julija Tchepalova (1) of Russia lead a large group of competitors (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Katerina Neumannova (R) of the Czech Republic leads a group of competitors (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Gold medal winner Katerina Neumannova of the Czech Republic celebrates with her daughter Lucie (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Athletes compete in the Womens Cross Country Skiing 30km Mass Start Final (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)