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Lindsey Vonn claims downhill victory

Updated: January 19, 2013, 10:52 AM ET
Associated Press

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Lindsey Vonn is back at full speed.

Vonn won a World Cup downhill Saturday for her first victory in more than five weeks, beating overall leader Tina Maze by nearly half a second.

And most importantly, she's back to being fully healthy after a nasty bacterial problem that ate away the muscles in her powerful legs and sapped her energy the last few months.

"I'm excited to be racing and I have that fire again and I trust that my body is strong ...

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