Austria’s Hirscher tops after first run of slalom

Austria’s Hirscher tops after first run of slalom
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By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Austria’s Marcel Hirscher appears to be in the catbird seat after one run of the men’s slalom during Sunday’s finale of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek.Hirscher, the defending Championships gold medalist, went first and laid down a time of 1 minute, 3.38 seconds and that stood for the rest of the morning. Russia’s Alexander Khoroshilov sits in second place 0.28-seconds off the pace. No Russian man has ever medaled at Worlds, so some history might be in the making with the second run set for 2:15 p.m. today.Sweden’s Andre Myhrer holds down third …

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