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Boe, Makarainen win biathlon World Cup sprints

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KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (AP) -- Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway earned his second straight biathlon World Cup victory by winning Saturday's 10-kilometer sprint race, while American Lowell Bailey earned his first career podium finish by coming third.

Boe was among several skiers who shot clean and finished in 24 minutes, 3.5 seconds, beating Russia's Alexander Loginov by 18.5 seconds. Bailey also shot clean and finished 19.4 seconds back, beating Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic by 0.3 seconds.

The 32-year-old Bailey said ''it is a great day for me, a great feeling. I have been waiting for this for a long time.''

Finland's Kaisa Makarainen won the women's 7.5K sprint, beating Norwegian rival Tora Berger by 6.2 seconds to increase her lead in the overall standings. Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic was third.

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