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Demong rallies for victory in Finland

Updated: March 6, 2009, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

LAHTI, Finland -- World champion Bill Demong of the United States rallied to win a Nordic combined World Cup race Friday.

Demong finished the individual Gundersen event, which began with a ski jump and ended with a 10-kilometer cross country race, in 26 minutes, 10.8 seconds. Anssi Koivuranta of Finland was 7.2 seconds behind and Jason Lamy Chappuis of France was third.

The 28-year-old Demong won his world title last week in the combined in Liberec, Czech Republic.

Demong trailed ...

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