Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 34th World Cup slalom win this weekend in Killington, Vermont. She putdown a near-flawless second run to secure victory by over half a second from Petra Vlhova of Slovakia.
The Vermont crowd was fully behind her as she crossed the finish line.
“I could hear the crowd the whole second run, from the start to the finish,” explained Shiffrin, “Sometimes they were getting loud and sometimes quieter. I thought: ‘Uh, oh, I’m not fast enough. I have to push harder!’ I was trying to really push the whole way down the course. The crowd takes me down the mountain and they did today.”
Shiffrin needs just one more World Cup slalom win to Equal the women’s all-time record.