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Ted Ligety of U.S. fourth in giant slalom

Updated: January 7, 2012, 11:04 AM ET
Associated Press

ADELBODEN, Switzerland -- Marcel Hirscher of Austria extended his breakout season by winning a World Cup giant slalom on Saturday to increase his lead in the overall standings.

Two days after he won the Zagreb night slalom, Hirscher finished just 0.08 seconds ahead of teammate Benjamin Raich. The veteran Raich used a blistering second run to rise from sixth and push Massimiliano Blardone of Italy into third.

Ted Ligety of the United States trailed Hirscher by 0.14 in fourth but maintained ...

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