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The Greatest Cross Country Skiers of All Time

List RulesAny athlete to ever compete in cross country skiing, active or inactive, living or dead
A list of the greatest cross country skiers of all time, ranked by standings and the amount of medals received. Cross country skiing is a popular winter sport in which athletes propel themselves across snowy terrains at fast speeds. It is most popular in Northern Europe, Canada and Alaska due to the ideal weather conditions. These are the greatest cross country skiers in the world, including past and present Olympic champions and winners of other contests in which athletes participate.
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    669
    263

    Petter Northug

    Age: 35
  • 2
    513
    191

    Marit Bjørgen

    Age: 41
  • 3
    471
    202

    Bjørn Dæhlie

    Age: 54
  • 4
    243
    111
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    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

  • 5
    283
    144
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    Gunde Svan

    Age: 59
  • 6
    241
    124
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    Therese Johaug

    Age: 33
  • 7
    161
    100
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    Dario Cologna

    Age: 35
  • 8
    146
    108
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    Thomas Wassberg

    Age: 65
  • 9
    174
    153
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  • 10
    111
    92
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    Justyna Kowalczyk

    Age: 38
  • 11
    106
    95
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    Thomas Alsgaard

    Age: 49
  • 12
    68
    56
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    Emil Iversen

  • 13
    122
    120
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    Stina Nilsson

    Age: 28
  • 14
    97
    106
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    Jessica Diggins

    Age: 30
  • 15
    89
    96
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    Sixten Jernberg

    Dec. at 83 (1929-2012)
  • 16
    68
    72
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    Alexander Bolshunov

    Age: 22
  • 17
    50
    51
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    Federico Pellegrino

    Age: 31
  • 18
  • 19
    75
    92

    Alex Harvey

    Age: 33
  • 20
    54
    71

    Kikkan Randall

    Age: 38
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  • 22
    50
    72
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    Per Elofsson

    Age: 44
  • 23
    38
    57

    Tord Asle Gjerdalen

    Age: 38
  • 24
    30
    46
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    Sergey Ustiugov

    Age: 29
  • 25
    33
    54
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    Torgny Mogren

    Age: 58