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Seventh heaven for Thingnes Boe

Seventh heaven for Thingnes Boe
By Sportsbeat

12/01/2019 at 15:58Updated 12/01/2019 at 16:00

Johannes Thingnes Boe continued to dominate the biathlon World Cup with a comeback victory in the men's 12.5km pursuit, despite missing three targets on the shooting range.

The triple Olympic medallist trailed for first time this season following Saturday's sprint competition, with Russia's Alexander Loginov all alone out front.

But Loginov missed on the first shooting range while Boe shot clean, moving the Norwegian into the lead.

And he went on to win by 15.1 seconds from Germany's Arnd Peiffer and Italy's Lukas Hofer, who both picked up their first World Cup podium of the season, in a time of 34:29.8mins.

France's Martin Fourcade finished fourth, ahead of Loginov – who finished 42 seconds off the pace – but it was Boe's day as he took a seventh World Cup victory in ten races.

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