Fourcade, Berger win biathlon World Cup races

Updated: March 2, 2013, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Martin Fourcade of France and Tora Berger of Norway extended their overall leads in the biathlon World Cup by winning pursuit races on Saturday.

Fourcade overcame two penalties to win the 12.5-kilometer race in 33 minutes, 48.2 seconds, beating Norway's Tarjei Boe and Alexandr Loginov of Russia.

Fourcade has 958 points in the overall standings, with Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen second at 751.

In the women's race, Berger earned her second win in two days by winning the 10K pursuit.

Berger overcame four penalties to win in 32 minutes, 12.2 seconds. Marie Dorin Habert of France was 31.2 seconds behind with two penalties and Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia was third.

Berger started with a 12-second lead on Darya Domracheva of Belarus after winning Friday's sprint. Domracheva slipped to fifth.

Berger tops the World Cup standings with 1,009 points, with Domracheva second (700) and Germany's Andrea Henkel in third (670).


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