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Sven Kramer Wins Men's 10,000 Meter Speedskating Race


Sven Kramer of the Netherlands has captured the men's 10,000 - meter race at the European Speedskating Championships in Collalbo, Italy.

Kramer completed the distance Sunday in 13:10.4, 4.93 seconds ahead of fellow-Dutchman Carl Verheijen. Enrico Fabris of Italy was third, more than 11 seconds back with a time of 13:21.51.

Meanwhile, Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic won the women's 5,000 - meter race in 6:58.45. She also won the 3,000 - meter event on Saturday.

Renate Groenewold of the Netherlands took second place in Sunday's race in 7:08.76, while Claudia Pechstein of Germany was third (7:10.05), 11.6 seconds back.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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