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Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen are headed back to the Olympics in the 3000-metres, after locking up spots in Calgary Monday. Hughes, 37, from Glen Sutton, Que., won the event in a time of 4:05.04, followed by Winnipeg's Klassen at 4:06.09.

Two spots were up for grabs in the event at the Olympic trials being held this week that will determine Canada's roster for Vancouver.

It will be Hughes' fifth Olympics, including two summer games where she represented Canada in cycling.

Hughes had already qualified for the Olympics in the 5000-metres, but Klassen was fighting for her first ticket to Vancouver.

Klassen, who dominated the 2006 Turin Olympics with five medals, had double knee surgery last year and has been trying to regain her form since then.

Her coach Michael Crowe said after the race that Klassen's secured spot should take the pressure off her other races this week where she will try to qualify in additional distances.

Though it has been a long return to competition for Klassen who missed all of last season because of the surgery, Crowe said her biggest gains in speed and strength have come in the last month, which he added was a promising sign for Vancouver.

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