Alexander Legkov hails "priceless" medal triumph

Alexander Legkov describes his gold medal triumph in the 50km cross-country mass start in Sochi as "priceless".

Russian skier Alexander Legkov has described his 50km mass start gold medal triumph at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as "priceless".

The host nation secured a 1-2-3 finish with Maxim Vylegzhanin and Illa Chermousov taking silver and bronze respectively.

"This is priceless," the 30-year-old is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"It's more valuable than my life, I can't express how I feel. For 15 years I've been trying for this result."

The clean sweep in the cross-country event ensures that the Russian Federation will top the medal table at the close of the Winter Games later today.

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Gold medalist Alexander Legkov of Russia celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Men's 50 km Mass Start Free during day 16 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 23, 2014
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