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Kershaw, Bjoergen win at World Cup cross country

MOSCOW (AP) -- Canada's Devon Kershaw won a World Cup cross-country race for the first time Saturday, capturing a 15-kilometer freestyle mass start race. Norway's Marit Bjoergen dominated the women's event to regain the overall lead.

Kershaw was timed in 36 minutes, 47.5 seconds, coming from behind to beat Russia's Ilia Chernousov by 0.9 seconds at the finish line. Tobias Angerer of Germany was third, 1.6 seconds behind the winner.

This was Kershaw's third straight top-three finish. He was third in the 15K classical race in Otepea, Estonia, two weeks ago and third in a sprint race in Moscow on Thursday.

Bjoergen completed the 10K in 26:43.9 for her 10th victory of the season. Sweden's Charlotte Kalla was 4.1 seconds behind for second. Marthe Kristoffersen of Norway finished third, 19.4 behind the winner. Jessica Diggins of the U.S. was fifth.

Bjoergen, who had skipped Thursday's sprint events in Moscow, reclaimed the top position in the overall World Cup standings with 1,598 points after 25 of 37 races. Defending World Cup champion Justyna Kowalczyk dropped to second, 23 points behind Bjoergen, after finishing seventh.

Men's overall leader Dario Cologna of Switzerland is skipping the Moscow events.

The World Cup resumes Sunday with skiathlon races.