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Spillane’s win historic for U.S., Steamboat

Steamboat skier jumps, races to 1st U.S. Nordic combined Olympic medal

Johnny Spillane shows off his silver medal at the Whistler Oympic Celebration Plaza on Sunday night. His win ended the U.S.'s 86-year Nordic combined drought at the Olympics.

Race to the finish

Sunday’s cross-country race was a thrilling, back-and-forth affair, as skiers vied for a medal in the first Nordic combined event of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

■ Pre-race start

Leader: Janne Ryynaenen

Todd Lodwick + 34 seconds

Johnny Spillane + 44

Brett Camerota +56

Billy Demong + 1:20

■ At the 2.5-kilometer mark

Leader: Ryynaenen

Lodwick + 6.6

Spillane + 8.1

Demong +26.2

Camerota + 26.4

■ At 4.3-kilometer mark

Leader: Spillane

Lodwick + 0.2

Demong + 17.9

Camerota + 38.7

■ At 5-kilometer mark

Leader: Spillane

Lodwick + 0.1

Demong + 10.9

Camerota + 51

■ At 6.7-kilometer mark

Leader: Lodwick

Spillane + 1.0

Demong + 8.5

Camerota + 1:05.2

■ At 7.5-kilometer mark

Leader: Lodwick

Spillane + 1.4

Demong + 2.8

Camerota + 1:23.9

■ At 9.2-kilometer mark

Leader: Anssi Koivuranta

Spillane + 0.2

Lodwick + 2.5

Demong + 4.6

Camerota NA

■ Finish

Winner: Jason Lamy Chappuis

Spillane + 0.4

Lodwick + 1.5

Demong + 17.9

Camerota + 2:09.5