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Norway's Tora Berger wins 2nd straight biathlon World Cup race

Tora Berger of Norway earned her second straight biathlon World Cup victory on Saturday in Oslo by winning the 10-kilometre pursuit to extend her overall lead.

Martin Fourcade of France takes men's race

Norway's Tora Berger won four gold medals and silver at the world championships last month. (Petr David Josek/Associated Press)

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 men's 12.5-kilometre race in 33 minutes, 48.2 seconds, beating Norway's Tarjei Boe and Alexandr Loginov of Russia.

Boe won the 10K sprint Thursday ahead of Fourcade but was overtaken and finished 27.7 seconds behind, with Loginov 35.5 back. Both had three penalties.

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

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

Berger, who won four gold medals and a silver at the world championships last month, overcame four penalties to win in 32 minutes, 12.2 seconds. Marie Dorin Habert of France was 31.2 seconds behind with two penalties, with Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina 45.1 seconds behind in third.

Berger started with a 12-second lead on closest competitor 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 on 700 and Germany's Andrea Henkel third with 670.

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