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Ligety wins giant slalom with blazing final run

Updated: December 2, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Ted Ligety simply can't be caught these days. Not on these new giant slalom skis, anyway.

At least, that's the prevailing feeling among a good portion of his competitors.

Ligety easily captured his second straight World Cup GS race with a flawless and fast final run Sunday. He finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 25.59 seconds to hold off top rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 1.76 seconds. Davide Simoncelli of Italy was third.

"Ted is Mr. GS," said ...

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