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Ligety wins World Cup GS title with race to spare

Updated: March 9, 2013, 7:45 AM ET
Associated Press

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia -- Ted Ligety clinched the World Cup giant slalom title Saturday by winning his fifth race of the season.

It's the American's fourth discipline title after also winning in 2008 and 2010-11. He also successfully defended his GS title at the world championships last month.

Ligety held on to his first-run lead to win Saturday's race in 2 minutes, 35.43 seconds.

With one GS race still to go, the victory earned Ligety an insurmountable 125-point lead over ...

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