Svetlana Sleptsova

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MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. Olympic champion 2012 in the relay biathlete Svetlana Sleptsova will participate in Ugra ski marathon. About it reports a press – service of competitions.

Earlier it became known that the participants of the marathon will also be a two-time Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Norwegian Petter Northug, as well as Russian skiers Sergey Ustyugov, Dmitry Japarov, Anton Gafarov, Evgeny Dementiev and others.

Ugra ski marathon has been held since 2013 and is the final stage of the prestigious FIS marathon Cup Worldloppet series. The race will take place on 8 April.

Sleptsova in the Russian women’s biathlon relay team won the race at the world championship 2009 and won a gold Olympic games – 2010. In world Cup she debuted in the 2006-07 season. Just on account of the native Khanty-Mansiysk 12 victories on the world Cup. In the spring, the athlete said that the current season will be its last .