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Svindal concedes overall WCup title to Hirscher

Updated: March 14, 2013, 12:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- Marcel Hirscher all but wrapped up his second straight overall World Cup title on Thursday, when closest challenger Aksel Lund Svindal conceded defeat after another of his favored speed events was canceled by bad weather at the finals.

Svindal said he won't race in the season-ending slalom on Sunday, meaning he can't overhaul his Austrian rival's 149-point lead in the standings.

"I see no reason to," said Svindal, who races the slalom only in super-combined ...

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