Fourcade, Dahlmeier win biathlon World Cup mass start races

BY foxsports • January 10, 2016

RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) Four-time biathlon World Cup champion Martin Fourcade won the men's 15-kilometer mass start to extend his lead in the overall standings on Sunday.

The Frenchman missed one target and finished in 34 minutes, 7.2 seconds to beat Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic by 13.7 seconds. Moravec shot cleanly.

Tarjei Boe of Norway was third, 29.7 behind with three missed targets, ahead of Dmytro Pidruchnyi of Ukraine, who was 31.4 behind with two missed targets.

Arnd Peiffer of Germany was fifth and Fourcade's older brother Simon sixth.

After 11 of 26 competitions, Fourcade leads the standings with 541 points, 119 more than Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen, who was 13th in the mass start.

Germany's Laura Dahlmeier followed up her success in Saturday's pursuit by winning the women's 12.5K mass start.

The 22-year-old Dahlmeier shot cleanly and finished in 34:06.9 on Sunday, beating Marie Dorin Habert of France by 15.3 seconds. Dorin Habert had one missed target.

Norway's Tiril Eckhoff was third, 21.9 behind with two missed targets.

Anais Bescond of France was fourth and Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine fifth.

Czech Gabriela Soukalova, who was seventh, still leads the overall standings on 503 points, ahead of Dorin Habert on 468, Franziska Hildebrand of Germany on 423 and Dahlmeier on 405.

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