Norway dominates World Cup pursuits

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Marit Bjoergen led a Norwegian sweep of the World Cup men's and women's pursuit events on Sunday.

Sundby took the men's 15K pursuit - his fourth straight World Cup victory - after passing Finn Haagen Krogh on the final lap to win by 16.6 seconds with 39:48.2. Sjur Roethe was third, 36.5 behind Sundby. Two more Norwegians, Paal Golberg and Didrik Toenseth, came fourth and fifth.

Norway took the first four places in the women's event. Marit Bjoergen clinched the 10K race in 28:19.7 with a fifth straight World Cup win. She led Therese Johaug by nearly 20 seconds with three kilometers left but the race tightened with Johaug taking the lead before Bjoergen won by 0.6.

Heidi Weng was third, and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg fourth.

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