Kowalczyk, Brandsdal win World Cup cross-country race

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KUUSAMO, Finland (AP)

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland won a World Cup cross-country race Friday, with Kikkan Randall of the United States the runner-up. Eirik Brandsdal of Norway was the men's winner.

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Kowalczyk captured the 1.4-kilometer sprint in 3 minutes, 6.14 seconds. Randall was 1.69 seconds behind, with Denise Herrmann of Germany in third place, trailing the winner by 2.9 seconds.

In the men's 1.4K race, Brandsdal won in 2:40.74. He beat Anton Gafarov of Russia by 0.06 seconds. Teodor Peterson of Sweden was third, 0.1 seconds behind the winner.

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