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Mikaela Shiffrin hoists crystal globe

Updated: March 16, 2013, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- Mikaela Shiffrin cried and left Tina Maze in tears. A thrilling climax to the World Cup slalom season delivered all its promised drama Saturday.

The victorious Shiffrin, the American teenage sensation of Alpine skiing, fell to her knees when Maze couldn't match her astonishing second run that wrapped up an improbable come-from-behind win.

After letting what seemed certain success slip away, the 29-year-old Slovenian -- who had one of the best World Cup ...

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