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Miller places fifth in World Cup super-G

Updated: December 18, 2009, 12:49 PM ET
Associated Press

VAL GARDENA, Italy -- Defending overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal won a super-G on Friday for his first victory of the season, while Bode Miller finished fifth.

The Norwegian covered the 1.5-mile Saslong course in 1 minute, 38.35 seconds for the 13th World Cup victory of his career. Carlo Janka of Switzerland was second, 0.12 seconds behind, and Patrick Staudacher of Italy was third.

Svindal appeared to regain his form since sustaining a bruised lower leg during preseason ...

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