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Ammann flies further in Norway

Ski jumper Simon Ammann has taken back the World Cup lead after equalising the record mark of 140m set by Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer one day earlier.

At Sunday's event in Trondheim, Norway, the Swiss jumper bested his competitors with a total of 280.2m.

Finland's Matti Hautamäki finished second with 278.3m and Schlierenzauer's 274.8m was good for third place.

On Saturday, Ammann ended fifth, only managing 271.3m.

After the first three events of the season, Ammann leads the field with 245 points, 25 ahead of Schlierenzauer.

The next World Cup competition will be held in Italy next weekend at the 2006 Olympic ski jumping facility.