Sweden made skiing history last weekend at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, when it became the first country in 42 years to win both the men's and the women's 4x10-kilometer cross-country relays.
A day after its women's earned a narrow come-from-behind victory, PokerStars SportStar Marcus Hellner skied alone down the final straight waving a Swedish flag on Sunday. Hellner began the forth leg with a 14-second lead against Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia and he quickly extended the gap to win by an impressive 27.3 seconds.
According to PokerStars Blog, Marcus Heller started his skiing career at the age of 16 when he joined a special high school for the sport in northern Sweden. Now, 12 years later at the the age of 28, he has three Olympic gold medals to his name. In the recent years, he joined the likes of Boris Becker and Rafael Nadal on Team SportStars. He plays on PokerStars under the alias "M.Hellner".