Russian skiers Roman Petushkov, Grigory Murygin, Vladislav Lekomtsev and Rushan Minnegulov competed in different categories and all performed exceptionally well in the open relay (4x2.5 km).
Frenchman Benjamin Daviet broke out during the first stage of the relay with a 16.5 second advantage over his opponents. Russian skier Petushkov was second to pass the baton, and Alexander Kolyadin of Kazakhstan was third in the first stage. During the second leg, Russian Vladislav Lekomtsev sped ahead with Frenchman Thomas Clarion 30.7 seconds behind. The Belorussian Vasily Shapteboy came in third. Grigory Murygin successfully kept her advantage during the third stage and passed the baton 33 seconds before France's Benjamin Daviet. Ukrainian Yuri Utkin finished third in that stage with a minute behind.
The final participant in the race was Russian athlete, Rushan Minnegulov who arrived at the finish line with a huge margin of 55 seconds and earned his team another gold medal in the Paralympic Games in Sochi. The overall time for the Russian team was 24 minutes and 22.8 seconds. Vitaliy Lukyanenko managed to overtake the French skier Clarion, and Ukraine won the silver medal with an open relay time of 25 minutes and 17.9 seconds. France was left to take third place, overcoming the distance with a time of 25 minutes and 30.3 seconds.