Bjoerndalen clinches World Cup title; Hitzer wins again
( dpa )- Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway clinched the overall biathlon World Cup title Sunday after finishing sixth in the men's mass start over 15 kilometres in Khanty-Mansiysk .
It is the fifth time the 34-year-old has won the large crystal globe as season's overall best.
Poland's Tomasz Sikora won the race to follow-up his runner's-up finish in Saturday's pursuit over 12.5 kilometres .
Sikoro posted 41 minutes 20.8 seconds with one shooting error to edge the German Daniel Graf and Czech Michal Slesingr who finished in a dead heat for second place, 0.15.1 seconds behind with two errors each.
With three races remaining, Bjoerndalen has an unassailable 851 points, ahead of Dmitry Yaroshenko of Russia (682) and Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway (594), winner of Saturday's pursuit.
Germany's Kathrin Hitzer followed up her first career win Saturday in the 10km pursuit by winning the 12.5km mass start.
With two shooting errors and a time of 38 minutes 04.9 seconds, she finished 19.2 seconds ahead of team-mate Magdalena Neuner (five errors), with Russian Svetlana Slepzova third, 0.33.3 seconds behind with three errors.
With three races remaining in the finals next week in Oslo, Neuner and Sandrine Bailly of France are now joint overall leaders on 741 points, with Andrea Henkel of Germany third on 727.