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Lindsey Vonn wins 38th downhill of career

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Lindsey Vonn won a women's downhill on a demanding course by a big margin Saturday to extend her World Cup lead.

On a sunny day but with most of the Kandahar course in shade, Vonn made no obvious mistakes and finished 1.51 seconds ahead of Fabienne Suter of Switzerland. The American now has 38 downhill wins, the most by a woman in a specific discipline.

With her 76th World Cup win, Vonn closed the gap on the all-time record of 86 victories held by Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Vonn has won five of six downhill races this season.

Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was third, 1.57 seconds behind Vonn.

Only two of the first seven starters completed the course in tricky visibility.

A Super-G is scheduled for Sunday.