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Svindal wins WCup downhill title as race canceled

Updated: March 13, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
Associated Press

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- Aksel Lund Svindal won his first season-long World Cup downhill title on Wednesday without even racing, then all but conceded the bigger prize of the all-disciplines title.

Fog forced the cancellation of the final race of the season, allowing the tall Norwegian to maintain his 58-point lead over 2012 downhill champion Klaus Kroell of Austria.

However, the canceled men's race prevented Svindal from scoring up to 100 points to close the gap on overall standings ...

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