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Marcel Hirscher wins night slalom

Updated: January 5, 2012, 1:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Austria's Marcel Hirscher overcame a rapidly deteriorating course in warm weather to win a World Cup night slalom Thursday and take first place in the overall standings.

Hirscher led after the first run and finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.84 seconds, beating Felix Neureuther of Germany by 0.29 seconds. Defending overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia was third, 0.48 behind.

"It was really difficult to race here," said Hirscher, who also won a slalom ...

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