- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) - A Norwegian with perfect 10-for-10 shooting has won the first event in the World Cup biathlon in northern Maine.

Johannes Thingnes Boe finished the 10-kilometer sprint with a time of 24 minutes, 38.8 seconds Thursday in Presque Isle. Russian Anton Shipulin took second place and current World Cup points leader Martin Fourcade of France came in third with one miss.

An American, Susan Dunklee of Vermont, came in second in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint. Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic took first, and Krystyna Guzik of Poland took third.

Biathlon pairs rifle marksmanship and cross-country skiing.

The last World Cup biathlon events hosted in Maine five years ago included stops in both Presque Isle and Fort Kent. The current event continues through Sunday.

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