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Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:47 AM

Updated: Nov 25, 2012 7:47 AM

GALLIVARE, Sweden (AP) Norway won both the men's and women's relay competitions at the season-opening World Cup cross-country meet Sunday.

The men's team of Eldar Roenning, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Sjur Roethe and Petter Northug finished the 4x7.5-kilometer race in 1 hour, 1 minute, 59.3 seconds to beat Sweden by 6.4 seconds. Russia was third.

Vibeke Skofterud, Therese Johaug, Martine Ek Hagen and Marit Bjoergen led the 4x5K women's race throughout before finishing in 45 minutes, 32.2 seconds.

Sweden took second, 19.4 seconds behind, and the United States was 28.2 back in third.

The cross-country World Cup continues in Kuusamo, Finland, next weekend.

Topics: Cross-Country World Cup

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