Marit Bjoergen secures overall cross-country WCup title as Krogh, Kalla win freestyle events


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OSTERSUND, Sweden — Norway's Marit Bjoergen won the overall cross-country World Cup title with four races to go when she finished second in the women's 10-kilometer race Sunday, while her compatriot Finn Hagen Krogh won the men's 15-kilometer event.

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla cruised to victory in the women's freestyle event, finishing in 23 minutes, 26.1 seconds to beat Bjoergen, the six-time Olympic champion, by 36.4 seconds. Fellow Norwegian Therese Johaug came third, 53.6 seconds behind.

Krogh finished in 32 minutes, 46 seconds to beat France's Maurice Manificat by 13.5 seconds. Sweden's Marcus Hellner took third place, 18.9 seconds behind.

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