Boe ends Fourcade's winning run at biathlon World Cup

Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway shoots during the men's 15km mass start competition at the biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 14,

RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) — Johannes Thingnes Boe ended Martin Fourcade's biathlon World Cup-winning streak with victory in the men's 15-kilometer mass start race on Sunday.

Fourcade, who won the previous four events, was leading going into the third shoot but missed two targets while Boe quickly hit all five. The Norwegian seized the lead as Fourcade completed two penalty loops and he kept it to win in 37 minutes, 11.2 seconds. Boe only missed one target in the final shoot.

Fourcade recovered to finish just 4.5 seconds behind Boe, while French teammates Antonin Guigonnat and Quentin Fillon Maillet were 8.4 and 12.6 back in third and fourth, respectively.

Boe's older brother Tarjei was 14.2 back in fifth, ahead of Germany's Simon Schempp.

Fourcade, the six-time defending champion, leads after 12 of 22 World Cup events on 666 points, ahead of the younger Boe on 622.

The women's mass start was taking place later Sunday.