Ligety wins World Cup Giant Slalom on Birds of Prey to avenge defeat by Hirscher

Ted Ligety got even with Austrian Marcel Hirscher on Tuesday (Dec. 6), using a blazing second run to claim victory in the World Cup Giant Slalom on Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek.

How good was the American’s second run? After finishing fourth in the day’s first run, he wound up defeating Hirscher by a comfortable .69 in the standings.

Ligety also made history with the win, which gave him the most giant slalom wins of any U.S. Racer, ahead of legends Phil Mahre and Bode Miller. Read more.

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