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Ted Ligety wins giant slalom

Updated: December 5, 2010, 10:28 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- In the lead, Ted Ligety let it loose.

No holding anything back on this run.

The U.S. skier attacked the exhausting Birds of Prey course with a go-for-broke mentality that was straight out of the Bode Miller school of skiing.

And like it has so many times for Miller, the strategy worked for Ligety when he won a World Cup giant slalom, edging Norway's Kjetil Jansrud by 0.82 seconds Sunday. Marcel Hirscher of Austria wound up third.

So close to winning ...

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