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Sweden's Johan Olsson wins World Cup cross-country race

Johan Olsson of Sweden and Therese Johaug of Norway won classical-style races Sunday in the last cross-country World Cup event before the start of the world championships.

Norway's Therese Johuag wins on women's side

Sweden's Johan Olsson won the men's 15-kilometre race, beating overall World Cup leader Dario Cologna of Switzerland by 11.8 seconds. (Arno Balzarini/Associated Press)

Johan Olsson of Sweden and Therese Johaug of Norway won classical-style races Sunday in the last cross-country World Cup event before the start of the world championships.

Olsson won the men's 15-kilometre race in 34 minutes, 47.5 seconds, beating overall World Cup leader Dario Cologna of Switzerland by 11.8 seconds. Alexander Legkov of Russia was third, 13.9 seconds back.

In the women's 10K race, Johaug clocked 26:16.7 to beat runaway overall leader Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland by 8.9 seconds. Kristin Stoermer Steira of Norway was 13.4 back in third.

Triple Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway pulled out of the race to rest up ahead of the worlds in Val di Fiemme, Italy, which start Thursday.

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