Hirscher snags gold in crazy combined

Hirscher snags gold in crazy combined
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By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Apparently, a 3.16-second deficit doesn’t mean much at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.That’s what Austria’s Marcel Hirscher faced coming into the slalom portion of Sunday’s combined at Beaver Creek. Finishing 30th in the downhill, however, allowed him to go first on what would become a very soft course, and the three-time defending World Cup champion took advantage. He laid down a clean run, and watched as the rest of the field slogged its way down the course.Hirscher ended up winning with a combined time of 2 minutes, 36.10 seconds for likely one of the more remarkable …

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