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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Gut has top downhill training time on new course

Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Lara Gut of Switzerland felt right at home on the new Beaver Creek downhill course, turning in the fastest training time in an event Lindsey Vonn elected to skip to rest her injured right knee.

Gut finished in a time of 1 minute, 43.42 seconds on Tuesday, 0.48 seconds faster than Anna Fenninger of Austria.

After her quick run through a challenging course, Gut said "every downhill in the world should be like that." The course dubbed "Raptor" will be the site of the 2015 world championships.

Vonn, who's from nearby Vail, was supposed to make her return this week from a serious knee injury she suffered in a crash last February. But she hurt her knee again in a training accident last week and will skip the event.