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‘Every race is a fight’: Mikaela Shiffrin takes World Cup slalom for 13th win of season

  • American earns 13th World Cup win of the season, 56th overall
  • Shiffrin bests previous personal best of 12 victories in a season

After celebrating her personal-best 13th World Cup victory of the season and 56th overall, Mikaela Shiffrin spoke out Saturday against critics suggesting her wins and records are turning women’s ski racing into a “boring” sport.

“This year there have been a lot of statistics, a lot of numbers, a lot of records. I feel like those numbers ... it dehumanizes what we are all doing,” said the American two-time overall champion following her win in the last World Cup slalom before the world championships. Her latest win came a day after her shared victory in a GS on the same hill.

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