Hellner aims for a medal in Falun Wednesday

Cross-country skiier Marcus Hellner said he expects to earn a medal in today's 15 kilometer freestyle event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun.

"I've been looking forward to this for a long time," he told Swedish Radio's sports department. "This is a favorite race of mine."

The 29-year-old Hellner has won 3 Olympic gold medals in other cross-country events. He won gold in the 15 kilometer freestyle at the Swedish championships in 2012. The race is set to start at 1:30 PM.