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Result: Russian clean sweep of medals in 50km mass start

There is a triple triumph for Russia, who achieve a 1-2-3 finish in the men's 50km mass start cross-country event on the final day of the Sochi Games.

The Russian Federation have achieved a clean sweep of medals in the men's 50km mass start cross-country event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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© Getty Images

Alexander Legkov won gold for the host nation with a time of 1:46:55.2, while silver and bronze went to compatriots Maxim Vylegzhanin and Illa Chermousov respectively.

Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby finished in fourth place, missing out on a top-three finish by 0.2 seconds.

The triple triumph secures Russia's place at the top of the medal table with 12 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medals.

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Vladislav Tretyak runs to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014
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