|MALLES, Italy (Feb. 24) -|
Slovenian Vesna Fabjan won the women's competition, followed in second by Sweed Ida Ingemarsdotter and Mari Laukkanen of Finland in third. No U.S. women competed.
The U-23 races continue Tuesday with a men's 15K race and women's 10K.
U-23 CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Malles, ITA - Feb. 24, 2008
1. Vesna Fabjan, Slovenia
2. Ida Ingemarsdotter, Sweden
3. Mari Laukkanen, Finland
4. Aurore Cuinet, France
5. Natalja Iljina, Russia
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