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Ted Ligety holds big lead in giant slalom

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Posted: Feb 2, 2014 3:57 AM

Updated: Feb 2, 2014 3:59 AM

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Ted Ligety of the United States held a huge lead after the first run of a men's World Cup giant slalom Sunday, the last men's race before the Sochi Olympics.

Ligety was 1.28 seconds faster than Alexis Pinturault of France in second place and appeared to be heading for his third win of the season.

World Cup giant slalom leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third, 1.43 seconds behind, and said the race "was all but over."

Fritz Dopfer of Germany was fourth, 1.87 back, and Matts Olsson of Sweden and Philipp Schoerghofer of Austria shared fifth place, 1.91 behind. Everybody else was more than two seconds behind going into the second run.

Bode Miller of the United States hit a rut and crashed out about halfway into the run.

Topics: WCup-Men's Giant Slalom

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