Tucker Murphy Finishes 84th In Sochi 15K Event

February 14, 2014

tucker murphyBermudian Dr. Tucker Murphy’s 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games 15K Free Cross Country Skiing Event saw him improve on his 2010 performance, placing 84th even as he recorded a slower time, according to the official Sochi 2014 website.

At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Murphy finished 88th overall with a time of 42:39.1; in Sochi, Murphy finished 84th overall with a time of 49:19.9.

Murphy at the 2.2K mark was in 85th place clocking a time of 6:11.3, he was 1:08.3 behind the leader. At the 5K point, Murphy remained in 85th as he crossed the mark clocking 15:10.9; he was then 3:07.2 behind the leader.

Murphy maintained his position through the 8K mark, recording a time of 24:07.1; at that point he was 5:06.7 behind the leader. At the 10K mark, Murphy moved up two places to 83rd, clocking a time of 31:52.7, leaving him 6:48.7 behind the leader.

Through the 12.5K mark, Murphy had fallen one place to 84th. He was clocked across the line at 41:00.0, leaving him 8:56.7 behind the leader with only 2.5K to go. With .6K to go Murphy remained in 84th place with a time of 48:58, before crossing the line in the time of 49:19.9, he finished 10:50.2 behind Dario Cologna from Switzerland, who won the gold medal.

Chef-de-Commission Chuck Millican said, “It was a really good effort by Murphy, the snow was very soft due to the temperature.”

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  1. Upsetwithverdict says:

    Well done Tucker! Admire your ambition!

  2. Karla says:

    Congrats….on finishing the race. Good job ! Glad to see Bermuda being represented and I hope you enter the Olympics again.