Frenzel wraps up record 5th Nordic combined World Cup title

SCHONACH, Germany — Eric Frenzel wrapped up an unprecedented fifth straight Nordic combined World Cup title on Sunday with his 10th win of the season.

The Olympic champion, who could only have been denied by German teammate Johannes Rydzek going into the final event, finished in 28 minutes, 49.7 seconds for his third consecutive victory after the 10K cross-country race and his eighth-place finish in the ski jump.

Rydzek, who needed to win and hope Frenzel finished no better than fourth, finished 27.6 seconds behind in ninth place.

Francois Braud of France was second, 7.7 behind, ahead of Japan's Akito Watabe, 11.2 back, and Finland's Eero Hirvonen, 12.2 behind.

It was Frenzel's 41st career victory. He finished with 1,734 points, 125 ahead of Rydzek.

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