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Vonn can't survive first giant slalom run

Updated: February 25, 2010, 2:23 AM ET
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WHISTLER, British Columbia -- In the very instant that Lindsey Vonn spun out of control during Wednesday's Olympic giant slalom, breaking a finger and ending her latest medal bid, Julia Mancuso -- Vonn's teammate and lifelong rival, not to mention the defending champion -- sped toward that same spot.

As Vonn lay in the snow off to the side of a course, tangled up in blue netting "like a pretzel," an official waved a giant yellow flag through the driving flakes and dense fog to warn Mancuso ...

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