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Boe completes hat-trick in Nove Mesto

Boe completes hat-trick in Nove Mesto
By Sportsbeat

23/12/2018 at 12:55Updated 23/12/2018 at 13:26

Johannes Thingnes Boe's early-season dominance of the biathlon World Cup shows no sign of letting up as he rounded out a perfect weekend with another victory in Nove Mesto.

Boe had already won Thursday's 10km sprint and Saturday's 12.5km pursuit in the Czech resort and he completed the hat-trick by taking the 15km mass start in style.

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The Norwegian has now triumphed in six of the eight World Cup races this season to establish a huge 116-point lead in the overall rankings.

Boe shot clean and produced a dominant performance on the track to cross the line in 37:25.2 minutes – a full 46.5 seconds ahead of France's Quentin Fillon Maillet, who incurred one penalty.

Russian biathlete Evgeniy Garanichev also shot clean and took bronze by finishing a further 7.6 seconds back – pipping Germany's Arnd Peiffer.

Five-time Olympic champion Martin Fourcade continued his up-and-down start to the campaign with a disappointing ninth-place finish while Alexander Loginov – who is Boe's closest competitor in the season-long standings – crossed the line in 15th.