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Swedes Take World Cup Relay

March 10, 1998

FALUN, Sweden (AP) _ Sweden’s Mathia Fredriksson and Per Olofsson nosed out Norwegians Rune Torseth and Tor Arne Hetland on Tuesday in a World Cup cross-country 10x1.6-kilometer skiing relay.

Freriksson and Olofsson completed the race in 32 minutes, 46.2 seconds, four-tenths of a second ahead of the Norwegians.

Finland’s Jari Isomets and Jari Palolahti were in third, a full second off the lead. In fourth, at 32:48, were Frederik Ostberg and Mikael Ostberg of Sweden, followed by Fabio Santus and Gian Antonio Zanetel of Italy, 2.6 seconds behind the winners.

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