Neuner wins women's 12.5K mass start

Neuner wins women's 12.5K mass start

Published Feb. 21, 2010 10:07 p.m. ET

Magdalena Neuner of Germany has won the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon race for her second gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics.

Neuner pulled away from her rivals after the final shooting Sunday to finish in 35 minutes, 19.6 seconds.

Olga Zaitseva of Russia took the silver medal after finishing 5.5 seconds behind. Simone Hauswald of Germany won bronze, 7.3 seconds back.

Neuner won the 10K pursuit on Tuesday and also took silver in the 7.5K sprint.