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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Legkov, Bjorgen win World Cup cross-country races

Associated Press

KUUSAMO, Finland -- Russia's Alexander Legkov and Norway's Marit Bjorgen won World Cup cross-country races Saturday.

Legkov captured the 10-kilometer freestyle, beating Petter Northug of Norway and Maurice Manificat of France. Legkov finished in 21 minutes, 52.8 seconds. Northug was 6.8 seconds behind and Manificat trailed by 7.9.

Bjorgen dominated the women's 5-kilometer freestyle in 12 minutes, 2.9 seconds. Kikkan Randall of the U.S. was 22.7 seconds behind and Russia's Yulia Tchekaleva was third, 24.5 seconds off the pace. Norwegians took the next five places.