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Norway’s Bjoergen, Gloeersen win WCup sprints

December 15, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Marit Bjoergen of Norway beat Kikkan Randall of the United States in a photo finish Sunday to complete a sprint-distance race victory double in the cross-country ski World Cup.

Bjoergen added the win to a 15-kilometer success Saturday for her 62nd career World Cup victory, and extended her overall standings lead. Denise Herrmann of Germany was third.

Randall, who rose to 5th overall, said: “When I made my move on the hill I was not as strong as I hoped.”

In the men’s sprint, Norway’s Anders Gloeersen got his first victory in three years.

Gloeersen crossed the line clear of runner-up Martti Jylhae of Finland and third-placed Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, who both got their first World Cup podium finishes.

Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway leads the overall standings.

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