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Hirscher completes Adelboden hat-trick

Hirscher completes Adelboden hat-trick
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13/01/2014

Marcel Hirscher secured a place in the history books with a commanding slalom performance in Adelboden (SUI) on Sunday – winning a third consecutive title on the renowned Chuenisbärgli course.

The in-form Austrian finished 0.29 seconds ahead of Sweden’s Andre Myhrer to secure a 25th World Cup slalom podium to become only the fifth man in history to win three successive races at a single venue.

Myhrer had plenty to celebrate too, posting his best finish of the season and a 16th career podium. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen finished third to equal the best result of his career.

Hirscher was particularly pleased to have held firm amid slushy conditions. “It’s really a tough hill, but it’s always amazing to ski in Adelboden,” he said. “As tough as it was to ski the course today, I can’t imagine how hard it was to prepare the course with the temperatures over ten degrees.”

In the overall standings, Hirscher now sits 23 points ahead of Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, who did not compete in Adelboden.

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