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Marcus Hellner
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Country  Sweden
Born 25 November 1985 (1985-11-25) (age 35)
Lerdala, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Ski club Gellivare Skidallians IK
World Cup career
Seasons 2006–2018
Individual wins 5
Team wins 1
Indiv. podiums 26
Team podiums 10
Indiv. starts 207
Team starts 19
Overall titles 0 – (3rd in 2010)
Discipline titles 0

Carl Marcus Joakim Hellner (born 25 November 1985) is a Swedish former cross-country skier who competed between 2003 and 2018. He retired at the end of the 2017-18 FIS World Cup season.

Athletic career

Marcus Hellner
Hellner at the Royal Palace Sprint, Stockholm (2013)

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 relay 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 skiathlon, deciding the race in a sprint at the end. At the 4 × 10 km relay, 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.

On 6 May 2018, his retirement from cross–country skiing was announced.

Cross-country skiing results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Olympic Games

  • 4 medals – (3 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2010 24 4 Gold 22 Gold 15
2014 28 10 Silver 6 Gold
2018 32 8 12 5 4

World Championships

  • 7 medals – (1 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2007 21 8 Bronze
2009 23 19 27 5 6
2011 25 34 6 15 Gold Silver
2013 27 17 8 29 Silver Silver
2015 29 4 10 Silver
2017 31 7 12 Bronze

World Cup

Season standings

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2006 20 NC NC NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
2007 21 114 81 73 N/A 50 N/A N/A
2008 22 53 45 41 N/A 36 N/A
2009 23 21 17 35 N/A DNF 8 N/A
2010 24 3 3 15 N/A 4 3 N/A
2011 25 7 7 15 4 14 DNF N/A
2012 26 4 8 34 6 2 9 N/A
2013 27 9 11 53 12 5 23 N/A
2014 28 17 15 82 7 6 N/A
2015 29 19 14 NC 11 N/A N/A
2016 30 30 27 64 N/A 10
2017 31 6 8 40 6 6 6 N/A
2018 32 26 22 40 19 DNF 13 N/A

Individual podiums

  • 5 victories – (2 WC, 3 SWC)
  • 26 podiums – (10 WC, 16 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2008–09 22 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
2 21 March 2009 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
3  2009–10  12 December 2009 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
4 1 January 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3.7 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
5 4 January 2010 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
6 6 January 2010 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
7 10 January 2010 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
8 14 March 2010 Norway Oslo, Norway 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
9 21 March 2010 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
10 2010–11 20 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
11 28 November 2010 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
12 31 December 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3.75 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
13 6 January 2011 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
14  2011–12  8 January 2012 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
15 29 December 2011
– 8 January 2012
GermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
16  2012–13  24 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
17 29 December 2012 Germany Oberhof, Germany 4 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
18 6 January 2013 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
19  2013–14  1 December 2013 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
20 1 February 2014 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
21 16 March 2014 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
22  2014–15  15 February 2015 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
23  2015–16  11 March 2016 Canada Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
24  2016–17  3 December 2016 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
25 21 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
26 19 March 2017 Canada Quebec City, Canada 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st

Team podiums

  • 1 victory – (1 RL)
  • 10 podiums – (9 RL, 1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2007–08 28 October 2007 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Jönsson
2 9 December 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Larsson / Olsson / Södergren
3 2008–09 23 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Olsson / Andreasson
4 7 December 2008 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Olsson / Södergren
5 2010–11 21 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Larsson / Olsson / Rickardsson
6 2011–12 20 November 2011 Norway Sjusjøen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Rickardsson / Olsson / Halfvarsson
7 12 February 2012 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Olsson / Södergren
8 2012–13 25 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Jönsson / Olsson / Rickardsson
9 20 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Olsson / Halfvarsson
10 2016–17 21 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Olsson / Halfvarsson

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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