Norway's Boe beats brother to win biathlon World Cup sprint

BY foxsports • January 8, 2016

RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) Johannes Thingnes Boe defeated older brother Tarjei Boe to lead a Norwegian sweep of the podium in the men's 10-kilometer sprint at a biathlon World Cup on Friday.

Boe finished in 21 minutes, 57.5 seconds, three seconds ahead of his sibling, and 7.6 ahead of Emil Hegle Svendsen. All three shot cleanly.

Martin Fourcade of France missed one target and was 10.9 behind in fourth, followed by three Austrians - Sven Grossegger, Simon Eder and Dominik Landertinger - who all shot cleanly.

Fourcade leads the discipline standings after four races with 197 points, ahead of Tarjei Boe on 146, and Svendsen on 145.

The women's sprint was scheduled for later Friday.

The World Cup was moved to Ruhpolding from Oberhof due to a lack of snow.

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