Ferry Weertman makes history as first man to hold 10km world title and Olympic gold

Ferry Weertman (NED) - Olympic champ - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Ferry Weertman added the world 10km title to Olympic gold as he prevailed in a sprint finish on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Dutchman had defending champion Jordan Wilimovsky, of the United States, and French 5km gold medallist Marc-Antoine Olivier for company in a three-pronged sprint down the final straight but he kept out of trouble on the right, hitting the finish pad with aplomb.

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Ferry Weertman added the world 10km title to Olympic gold as he prevailed in a sprint finish on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Dutchman had defending champion Jordan Wilimovsky, of the United States, and French 5km gold medallist Marc-Antoine Olivier for company in a three-pronged sprint down the final straight but he kept out of trouble on the right, hitting the finish pad with aplomb.

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