Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Harvey Outsprints Toenseth to Win Bronze at Nordic Skiing Worlds

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Harvey Outsprints Toenseth to Win Bronze at Nordic Skiing Worlds

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Harvey third in men's skiathlon at worlds

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FALUN, Sweden - Alex Harvey raced into the record books Saturday, becoming the first Canadian cross-country skier to win two medals at a world championship.

The 26-year-old from Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., captured bronze in the 30-kilometre skiathlon, adding to the silver he won in the individual sprint earlier in the week.

"It's crazy," Harvey said. "I only had two medals in my life at world championships and now I have two in three days."

Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia beat Olympic champion Dario Cologna of Switzerland, while Harvey edged Norway's Didrik Toenseth in a sprint for the bronze.

"It's a great day for me. Hard to believe," said Harvey. "The skis were fantastic. I had really good training over the summer, and I think the wax team are doing such a great job, it's hard for me not to be on the podium these days."

In the men's skiathlon, athletes complete a 15-kilometre course on classic skis before making a timed transition and head off for another 15 kilometres on skate skis. …

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