Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin ties for giant slalom victory in Soelden

25th October, 2014 by

By Edward Stoner

SOELDEN, Austria — It was a narrative that Hollywood couldn’t have scripted any better — a thrilling first-ever World Cup giant slalom victory for Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin as she skied to an improbable tie with Austrian star Anna Fenninger. After two knee-jarring runs on the precipitous, shadowy and bumpy Rettenbach Glacier course, Shiffrin and Fenninger found themselves knotted with the exact same time of 2 minutes, 39.85 seconds. “It couldn’t really go any better. I’m really excited,” Shiffrin said in the finish area after the shared victory. “I’m most excited that I didn’t back down on the second run, which …

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