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Bjoergen helps Norway win gold

Updated: February 26, 2010, 2:35 AM ET
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WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Norway has won the women's cross-country relay after Marit Bjoergen decided the race on the final leg for her third gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

Bjoergen and Italy's Sabina Valbusa went out together at the final exchange Thursday, but the Norwegian immediately pulled away from her only remaining rival and skied alone the rest of the way.

The U.S. team placed 12th in the event, finishing 3 minutes, 38 seconds behind the Norwegians.

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