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Fourcade wins overall biathlon World Cup title

Fourcade wins overall biathlon World Cup title as Canada's Smith takes pursuit

Fourcade wins overall biathlon World Cup title

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia (AP) -- France's Martin Fourcade secured the overall biathlon World Cup title for a record fourth season in a row Saturday, while Canada's Nathan Smith earned his first career race win.

Fourcade's fourth place in the 12.5-kilometer pursuit ensured he has an insurmountable 112-point lead over Russia's Anton Shipulin in the overall standings ahead of Sunday's mass start, the last race of the season.

Smith won in a time of 30 minutes, 51.5 seconds to become only the second Canadian man to win a World Cup race after Jean-Philippe Leguellec in 2012.

Germany's Benedikt Doll finished 24 seconds behind Smith for second place, with Shipulin 35.7 seconds back in third.