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Hirscher earns 10th career World Cup slalom victory; Kostelic wins combined event for 4th year

Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 27, 2013 - 7:46 AM

KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Marcel Hirscher of Austria earned his tenth career World Cup slalom victory Sunday, and Ivica Kostelic of Croatia took third to win the combined event, which adds the slalom results to those from Saturday's downhill.

Hirscher, who was third after the opening leg, was fastest in the second run to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 44.34 seconds. The defending overall champion extended his lead in both the overall and slalom World Cup standings.

Felix Neureuther of Germany came 0.77 back in second, and Kostelic finished 0.91 behind Hirscher. The Croat became the first skier to win the combined event in Kitzbuehel for four straight years.

Stefano Gross of Italy, who led the race after the opening leg, lost speed after a mistake and finished outside of the top 10.

Michael Janyk of North Vancouver, B.C., was the top Canadian in 14th.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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