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Christine Nesbitt settles for second place in long-track speed skating

Christine Nesbitt from Canada races to place second in the 500m World Cup speedskating event in Hamar, Norway, Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Terje Bendiksby, Scanpix Norway)

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Christine Nesbitt just missed a gold medal in the 1,500-metre at World Cup event on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Canadian long track speedskater was 0.04 seconds behind Dutch skater Ireen Wust, who finished first with a time of one minute 56.99 seconds.

Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands claimed third in 1:57.59.

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Nesbitt, a native of London, Ont., has two golds and two silvers in the 1,500 metres this season and leads the overall standings with 360 points, 10 more than Wust.

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