PAT GRAHAM
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December 6, 2013
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World Cup at Beaver Creek: Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal wins men’s downhill

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway weathered falling snow, freezing temperatures and low visibility to win a World Cup downhill race Friday.

Svindal finished in a time of 1 minute, 44.50 seconds, beating Hannes Reichelt of Austria by 0.17 seconds. Peter Fill of Italy was third.

Bode Miller, of Franconia, N.H., wound up in 13th place as he works his way back from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last season.

This wasn’t the downhill course the racers have grown accustomed to at Beaver Creek. It was a hybrid path that featured part of the women’s downhill before switching over to the more traditional men’s setting.

No matter the terrain in Beaver Creek, Svindal finds a way to shine. He’s now won four races at this venue.


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