- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) - Norwegian duo Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Therese Johaug extended their leads in the cross-country skiing World Cup standings by dominating skiathlon races on Saturday.

Johnsrud Sundby finished the 30-kilometer men’s race in 1 hour, 19 minutes, 22.9 seconds, beating countryman Niklas Dyrhaug by 44 seconds. Norwegian skiers swept the top four places on their home course, with fifth-place Maurice Manificat of France the only non-Norwegian in the top eight. It was Johnsrud Sundby’s third victory in five events this season, while Johaug has now won four straight after taking the women’s 15K race in an even bigger margin.

Johaug finished in 44:17.7, with Norway’s Heidi Weng 1:29.3 back in second place. Charlotte Kalla of Sweden was third after losing a sprint to Weng.

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