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Bjorndalen wins record 73rd World Cup race

Updated: March 10, 2007, 12:38 PM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Ole Einar Bjorndalen shot clean and won the 12.5-kilometer pursuit race Saturday for his record 73rd World Cup biathlon victory.

The four-time defending champion from Norway finished the race in 31 minutes, 03.06 seconds. It was his 10th win in 15 races this season.

A superb skier, Bjorndalen also won a World Cup cross country race this season and he missed three biathlon events in Finland last week to compete in the Nordic World Ski Championships in Japan.

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