Emile Svendsen of Norway has won the 12.5-kilometre pursuit in a photo finish at the World Cup biathlon on Saturday in Fort Kent, Me.

Svendsen and second-place finisher Martin Fourcade of France each had a single penalty and were timed in at 35:46.

Fourcade seemed to have the edge until the final five metres.

That's when Svendsen outleaned Fourcade, who tumbled to the ground.

Tarjei Boe of Norway was third at the event held at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Fort Kent.

Nathan Smith of Calgary was the top Canadian in 38th, one spot ahead of Brendan Green of Hay River, N.W.T.  Jean Philippe Le Guellec of Shannon Que., was 44th, while Scott Perras of Regina was 48th.

Andrea Henkel won the women's 10-kilometre pursuit, finishing 24.8 seconds ahead of German teammate Magdalena Neuner. Marie Dorin of France shot clean and took third place.