Peaty headlines Stateside-bound British Swimming squad

Peaty headlines Stateside-bound British Swimming squad
By Sportsbeat

28/02/2017 at 16:34Updated

Marit Bjoergen was crowned 10km classic cross country World champion on Tuesday - her 16th gold medal at World Championship level.

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Bjoergen, who has six World Cup wins to her name this season, crossed the line in a time of 25:24.9, 41 seconds ahead of Sweden's Charlotte Kalla who picked up silver.

Bjoergen's Norwegian compatriot Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen took the bronze medal, 55.5 seconds behind.

Elsewhere, fellow Norwegian Heidi Weng just missed out on a podium spot, finishing 1:13.8 back, while Sweden's Anna Haag finished in fifth.

"Today I felt very good and strong," said six-time Olympic champion Bjoergen.

"The 10km classic was really something I wanted to win and achieve the gold medal in.

"That's why I was nervous before today."

With Kalla adding: "I was happy to start early. I also could just focus on my competition and think about the times of the other girls.

"I started very hard. I probably had to pay for the high speed in the second lap." Sportsbeat 2017