Shiffrin takes the first-run lead

Shiffrin takes the first-run lead
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Mikaela Shiffrin has set the stage for Saturday’s women’s slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek.The Eagle-Vail native, running with bib No. 2, tore down Birds of Prey with a first-run time of 50.07 seconds. Shiffrin, the defending Worlds and Olympic gold medalist in slalom, holds a lead of 0.40 seconds over Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter and the Czech Republic’s Sarka Strachova (0.44 seconds) in third place.The second run is at 2:15 p.m. today.After the United States captured its first gold on Friday with Ted Ligety winning the men’s giant slalom, the pro-American crowd …

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