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Cook has top time in World Cup downhill training

November 27, 2013

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (AP) — Stacey Cook of the United States cruised through the new Beaver Creek course with little difficulty, turning in the fastest downhill training time.

Cook made some adjustments to her equipment before her run Wednesday and finished in 1 minute, 42.03 seconds, 0.07 seconds ahead of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. There will be one last downhill training run on Thanksgiving Day before the race begins Friday.

Switzerland’s Lara Gut finished third a day after winning the inaugural training run on the course built for the 2015 world championships.

Lindsey Vonn was hoping to make her return to racing this week from a serious knee injury she suffered in a crash last February. But she hurt her knee again in a training accident last week and will skip the competition.

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