Petter Northug wins cross country race

Updated: December 17, 2011, 4:28 PM ET
Associated Press

ROGLA, Slovenia -- Norway's Petter Northug showed his sprinting ability again, winning a 15-kilometer mass start race Saturday and extending his overall lead in the cross-country skiing World Cup standings.

The double Olympic champion cruised with the main pack for most of the race before edging his rivals in a five-way sprint down the final straightaway.

Northug finished in 42 minutes, 42.7 seconds to beat Dario Cologna of Switzerland by 0.2 seconds. Alexey Poltoranin of Kazakhstan ...

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