February 14, 2016

FALUN, Sweden (AP) Therese Johaug again proved too strong for the rest of the field in Falun to take her second cross-country World Cup victory in two days as Norway swept the podium on Sunday.

Johaug won the 10-kilometer freestyle after shaking off second-place Heidi Weng on the gruelling Morderbacken - ''Murder hill'' - to win by 8.75 seconds.

It was Johaug's 14th win of the season, a feat matched by only two other women before her.

''I wanted to push really hard from the beginning today and see how many were able to come with me,'' Johaug said. ''In the end it was just Heidi and I pushed one more time going up the Morderbacken because I didn't want to have to be in a sprint at the finish.''

Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen was third, while Jessica Diggins of the United States came fourth.

In an exciting finish to a closely fought men's 15-kilometer race, Russia's Sergey Ustiugov won ahead of Italy's Francesco De Fabiani, who surged late to push overall leader Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway into third.

Sundby is now 743 points ahead of second-placed Finn Haagen Krogh in the standings and 786 of Petter Northug Jr., both of whom are also from Norway.

Johaug, meanwhile, extended her lead over fellow Norwegian Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg to 208 points, while Weng is 466 points behind.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)