Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky course to win a women’s World Cup downhill race

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The Associated Press

January 24, 2020, 11:19 AM

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BANSKO, Bulgaria — Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky course to win a women’s World Cup downhill Friday for her fifth victory of the season and first in 2020.

The three-time overall champion from the United States was one third of a second off the lead at her second split but remained flawless on the rest of the technically demanding Marc Girardelli course.

“I was really excited about this track and the challenges in it,” said Shiffrin, who earned the 65th victory of her career. “It’s not easy. It’s a

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