Norway's Lagreid and Eckhoff continue form with biathlon pursuit wins

Norway’s Sturla Holm Lagreid and Tiril Eckhoff each led from start to finish in biathlon World Cup pursuits in Austria’s Hochfilzen on Saturday to claim their third victories of the season. The 23-year-old Lagreid is having a breakthrough year with his maiden victories at the highest level and won over 12.5 kilometres in 31 minutes 14.9 seconds despite one miss on his third visit to the shooting range. “I did not have the same physical shape as last time so it was more of a struggle today on the tracks,” Lagreid said. “But I shot 19 today and had the lead from the beginning so that it [was] a …

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