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Lysacek easily wins short program

Updated: November 13, 2009, 11:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Dressed in black from head to toe, and performing to what he termed "sort of bizarre music," Evan Lysacek dominated the short program at Skate America on Friday night.

The world champion put out a powerful routine to Igor Stravinski's "Firebird" that built strength by the second.

"I was quite skeptical at first," he said of the program presented to him by coach Frank Carroll and choreographer Lori Nichol. "I thought this was so not me, how will this work?"

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