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For the week of December 11 - 17, 2002


Speed thrills for 
U.S. skiers

Downhillers show promise

North American speed races were a bonanza for the U.S. Ski Team men and women last week during World Cup races at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada and Beaver Creek, Colo.

Leading the way was World Cup overall contender Bode Miller, who has posted four top-10s in the two downhills and two super giant slaloms held on North American hills.

But Miller was joined by two other Yanks Saturday in an impressive performance at the Chevy Truck Birds of Prey DH at Beaver Creek.

Starting 37th, Daron Rahlves attacked from the back and podiumed in third place. Squaw Valley’s Marco Sullivan was sixth and Miller eighth—the first time in 30 years the U.S. has placed three in the top 10.

Miller continued his hot skiing with a sixth place in Sunday’s SG.

For the women at Lake Louise, Maine’s Kirsten Clark was just as hot. She has four consecutive World Cup top fives—the best of any woman on the tour in the early going—after her fourth place in Sunday’s SG.

Clark achieved the first U.S. podium of the season, placing third in Friday’s DH. In fact, Friday was another great day for the Americans as seven U.S. skiers finished in the top 30. Caroline Lalive was fourth.

The men and women travel to Val d’Isere, France this weekend.


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