MOSCOW (AP) — Overall World Cup leader Christine Nesbitt won the women’s 1,500-meter race Sunday, setting a track record and reclaiming the lead after three races at the World Allround Speedskating Championships.
The Canadian was timed in 1 minute, 55.95 seconds at the Krylatskoye Ice Stadium oval. She shaved 0.01 seconds off the mark set by Claudia Pechstein in 2008.
Defending champion Ireen Wust of the Netherlands was 1.03 seconds behind for second, followed by Cindy Klassen of Canada at 1:57.61.
Nesbitt won the 500-meter opener Saturday but finished sixth in the 3,000-meter event to stay second behind Wust in the allround standings after the first day.