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Ustiugov, Randall win cross-country WCup sprints

By: The Associated Press
January 11, 2014 Updated: January 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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Second placed Laurien van der Graaff from Switzerland, winner Kikkan Randall from the USA and third placed Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg from Norway, from left to right, smile after their World Cup cross-country skiing sprint in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo,CTK/Lubos Pavlicek) SLOVAKIA OUT

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic — Sergey Ustiugov of Russia won his first World Cup cross-country sprint while Kikkan Randall of the United States dominated the women's race on Saturday.

Ustiugov finished the final of the 1,600-meter race in 2 minutes, 54.59 seconds to edge Federico Pellegrino of Italy into second by 0.18 seconds. Another Russian, Alexey Petukhov, finished third, 0.59 back.

Randall, the defending sprint World Cup champion, proved she was ready for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She took the lead from the start and cruised unchallenged to the victory, covering the 1,300-meter track in 2:44.04, leaving Laurien van der Graaff of Switzerland 1.69 behind.

It was the 10th career World Cup victory for Randall, who also won the team sprint at last year's world championships.

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