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Speed record in sight at WCup downhill in Wengen

Updated: January 18, 2013, 2:25 PM ET
Associated Press

WENGEN, Switzerland -- An open field in the men's World Cup downhill on Saturday may deliver a winner who sets a speed record on the classic Lauberhorn slope, which boasts the fastest stretch on tour.

Carlo Janka, the 2010 Lauberhorn champion, raised the prospect of a record when he flashed past the speed gun at 98.66 mph Friday on the Hanneggschuss straight during a super-combined event. It was believed to be the highest speed ever recorded in Wengen.

"The track is in great shape, ...

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