Japan's Miho Takagi won her third World Cup speedskating 1,500-meter race of the season Saturday in 1 minute and 52.08 seconds.

Takagi, the women's 1,500 silver medalist at the last two Olympics, won by a sizable margin over the Netherlands' Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong, who crossed in 1:52.70.

Nadezhda Morozova of Kazakhstan was third, 0.95 seconds back of Takagi. It was Takagi's 16th World Cup 1,500 win and her 20th on the circuit.

"It's reassuring to skate well while feeling quite tired," said Takagi, who skated to a World Cup career-best second in the 500 on Friday, when she also set a personal best in the 5,000.

"The kind of a fog I'd been in until last week might be gradually clearing up."