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Aksel Lund Svindal takes super-G

Updated: December 14, 2012, 1:22 PM ET
Associated Press

VAL GARDENA, Italy -- Not too many skiers can afford to make a big mistake and still be more than a second faster than anyone else.

Lindsey Vonn has done it a few times on the women's circuit. Austrian legend Hermann Maier used to pull it off in his prime. Now Aksel Lund Svindal is doing it, too.

The Norwegian was 1.07 seconds quicker than second-place finisher Matteo Marsaglia in a super-G Friday despite a major mistake three gates from the finish.

"He has the weird ability ...

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