Boe, Makarainen win mass start races at biathlon World Cup

From FOX Sports - January 14, 2018

RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP)Johannes Thingnes Boe ended Martin Fourcades biathlon World Cup-winning streak and Kaisa Makarainen claimed her first win of the season in mass start races on Sunday.

Fourcade, who won the mens previous four events, was leading going into the third shoot but missed two targets while Boe quickly hit all five. The Norwegian seized the lead as Fourcade completed two penalty loops and he kept it to complete the 15-kilometer course in 37 minutes, 11.2 seconds. Boe only missed one target in the final shoot.

Fourcade recovered to finish just 4.5 seconds behind Boe, while French teammates Antonin Guigonnat and Quentin Fillon Maillet were 8.4 and 12.6 back in third and fourth, respectively.

Boes older brother Tarjei was 14.2 back in fifth, ahead of Germanys Simon Schempp.

Fourcade, the six-time defending champion, leads after 12 of 22 World Cup events on 666 points, ahead of the younger Boe on 622.


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