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World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher wins again in slalom

AP LogoBY GRAHAM DUNBAR

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marcel Hirscher is unbeatable in slalom right now, and his World Cup win Sunday finally gave him victory at Wengen.

The Austrian star extended his first-run lead to finish 0.93 ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway in a familiar runner-up spot.

Andre Myhrer of Sweden was third, 1.72 back.

Hirscher’s fifth straight success in slalom was the 53rd World Cup win of his career yet a first at the storied Swiss course where he is a three-time runner-up.

Earning 100 World Cup points, Hirscher stretched his lead over second-placed Kristoffersen in both the overall and slalom season-long standings.

Hirscher is the six-time defending overall champion.

In a World Cup comeback after three years out injured, Nolan Kasper of the United States placed 20th.


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