Art of combined, dearth of true all-arounder

Art of combined, dearth of true all-arounder
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By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — At one point in professional alpine skiing, all of the top dogs were all-arounders, that is, competing successfully in every discipline. Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Anja Paerson, Lasse Kjus, name the event — downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom or combined — those athletes could win any kind of race.These days, you see fewer and fewer racers on the World Cup circuit attempting all five disciplines. Tina Maze, the obvious favorite in today’s alpine combined race, is the only racer in these 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships who stands a real chance at medaling in every event. …

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