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MOSCOW (Kyodo) Keiichiro Nagashima stood atop the overall standings after three races but faded in the final 1,000-meter race to settle for second at the world sprint speed skating championships on Sunday.

American Shani Davis topped the 1,000 with a time of 1 minute, 8.66 seconds to overtake Nagashima, who was eighth in the distance in 1:10.19, for his first career world sprint title with 139.560 points.

In the two-day event that determines the overall champion based on points converted from times in two 500-meter and two 1,000-meter races, Nagashima won Sunday’s 500 in 34.91 and needed to cross the line within 1:09.86 in the 1,000 for the title.

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