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Kroell turns in fastest downhill training run

Updated: November 27, 2012, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Austria's Klaus Kroell found the right balance between hurrying down the course and holding just a little back.

No sense showing too much in a training run.

There is, after all, a little gamesmanship at play: Fly down the hill just fast enough in the practice run to be considered a threat come race day, but don't let anyone know how speedy the skis truly are.

Under ideal conditions, Kroell charged down the sun-splashed Birds of Prey course in the top time ...

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