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Bjoergen wins 30K classic for 12th world title

Updated: March 2, 2013, 9:54 AM ET
Associated Press

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy -- Marit Bjoergen of Norway secured her 12th world title on Saturday by beating Justyna Kowalczyk in a sprint finish to win the 30-kilometer classical event at the Nordic skiing world championships.

Bjoergen, who won three Olympic golds in Vancouver and has dominated these championships as well, sped past Kowalczyk with 200 meters to go to win in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 19.9 seconds. Kowalczyk was 3.7 seconds behind.

Therese Johaug was third, 8.7 second behind.

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