Biathlon - Fourcade wins men's 10km sprint

France's Martin Fourcade won the men's 10km sprint at the biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany.

Biathlon - Fourcade wins men's 10km sprint

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2012 Mondiaux Martin Fourcade

The 23-year-old picked up just one penalty apiece in the prone and standing shooting ranges but it was his ski speed that impressed the most.

The Olympic mass start silver medallist crossed the line in 24 minutes 18.6 seconds to take the gold, 15.1 seconds ahead of Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen with Sweden’s Carl Johan Bergman just over two seconds further behind in third.

Lee-Steve Jackson picked up three penalties to cross the line in 28:21.8 minutes to finish as Britain’s highest male finisher in 89th, with Kevin Kane in 104th, Marcel Laponder 105th and Peter Beyer 129th.

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