Norway's Berger wins biathlon World Cup race

Updated: March 3, 2013, 10:08 AM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Tora Berger of Norway won her third straight biathlon World Cup race Sunday, overcoming two penalties to take the women's 12.5 kilometer mass start.

Her time of 36 minutes, 58.8 seconds beat Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia by 5.4 seconds. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was third, 23.3 seconds back.

Berger, who won four gold medals and a silver at the world championships last month, leads the World Cup standings with 1,069 points. Domracheva is second on 748 and Germany's Andrea Henkel third with 699.

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