Marcus Hellner

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Marcus Hellner
Marcus Hellner 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marcus Hellner
Born (1985-11-25) 25 November 1985 (age 29)
Lerdala, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Professional information
Club Gellivare Skidallians IK
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 2006–
Wins 2
Total podiums 7
Updated on 24 February 2013.

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

Hellner at the Royal Palace Sprint, Stockholm (2013)

Athletic career[edit]

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. [1].

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[edit]

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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