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Heather Richardson wins WCup title

Updated: March 9, 2013, 9:59 AM ET
Associated Press

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands -- American speedskater Heather Richardson has clinched the overall World Cup title.

She was 11th in the final 1,000-meter race, won by Olympic champion Christine Nesbitt of Canada.

Richardson won her second World Cup title in three years. The 23-year-old from West Valley, Utah, won four of the seven 1,000 races this season.

Nesbitt finished in 1 minute, 15.48 seconds at Thialf Oval, edging out Hong Zhang of China. Laurine van Riessen of the Netherlands ...

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