PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Alexis Boeuf of France won the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit at the biathlon World Cup on Sunday, and Norway’s Tora Berger won the women’s 10K pursuit.

Boeuf moved up from a ninth-place start to finish in 36 minutes, 2.4 seconds after two misses to earn his first World Cup victory.

Ivan Tcherezov of Russia was second and Carl Johan Bergman of Sweden third. Lowell Bailey was the top American in 16th.

Sprint winner Arnd Peiffer of Germany led until the final stage, when three misses dropped him to fourth at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

Berger crossed in 35:12.1 to beat Marie Dorin of France by 30.7 seconds. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was third. Sara Studebaker was the top American in 28th.

Next weekend’s competition is in Fort Kent.


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