Bjoergen wins World Cup sprint race in Norway

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DRAMMEN, Norway (AP) -- Marit Bjoergen of Norway won the sprint at a cross-country World Cup event on Wednesday, extending her lead in the overall standings.

Bjoergen finished the race in 3 minutes, 32.9 seconds, to beat compatriot Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen by 1.7 seconds.

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland, who is second behind Bjoergen in the overall standings, fell after the final downhill and finished third.