Shiffrin Starts The Weekend Off Right With Win #49

Shiffrin Starts The Weekend Off Right With Win #49

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Shiffrin Starts The Weekend Off Right With Win #49

Photo: via Courchevel | Cover via Mikaela Shiffrin on Twitter

Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time returning to the podium following a rest made possible by her monster lead in the FIS World Cup Standings. After collecting her 49th career win, and fourth straight race win in the giant slalom at Courchevel, France this morning, Shiffrin now has more than double the points of her nearest competitor.

Shiffrin atop the ladie's FIS standings

Shiffrin atop the FIS standings.

The 23-year-old from Avon, Colorado trailed German Viktoria Rebensburg by .08 following her first run, but pulled away after the second. She won with a time of 1:49.81.

As the U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s post-race wrap-up reports, there’s no rest for the weary.

Now there’s little time to rest as the world cup circuit continues on Saturday with a women’s slalom race in Courchevel. With 34 slalom wins, Shiffrin, the 2014 Olympic slalom champ, is one shy of the all-time record held by Austria’s Marlies Schild.

Shiffrin expressed slight surprise at her success to Agence France-Presse, given the heavy snow falling in Courchevel.

Normally I don’t do very well in these kinds of conditions but I trained well here on the track and today, for some reason– the skis felt perfect on my feet.

Shiffrin’s dominant season looks to be back on track after sitting out since her December 9 race at St. Moritz. She’s back to making her case for GOAT as she leads second place skier Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 422 points.

Read the full race report from U.S. Ski and Snowboard here.

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