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Biathlon: Fourcade retains World Cup title

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France's Martin Fourcade retained his overall World Cup title on Thursday when he triumphed in the latest individual round held at Sochi, the venue of the 2014 Olympics.

The 24-year-old moved to 1,072 points, a lead of 321 over his closest rival, Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen, who was forced to miss Thursday's event due to flu.

Fourcade won the season-opener in Ostersund in Sweden at the end of November and becomes the first man to carry the championship lead from the start to the end of the campaign.

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