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Dec 8, 2013 4:34 PM by Associated Press

Ligety edges Miller to win World Cup giant slalom

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Ted Ligety turned in a flawless final run to win a fourth straight World Cup race, edging U.S. teammate Bode Miller.

Ligety completed the technical course in a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 35.77 seconds on Sunday, eclipsing Miller by 1.32 seconds. Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third.

Moments after Miller took the lead with a hard-charging pass through the course, Ligety thrilled the capacity crowd in Beaver Creek, Colo., with a furious run of his own, leaning across the finish line.

It's the first time the Americans have placed two skiers on a GS podium since 2005, when Miller and Daron Rahlves went 1-2.

Ligety also became the first to capture four straight World Cup giant slalom races since Italy's Alberto Tomba accomplished the feat in 1991.

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