Bode Miller races to record 28th win

Jan. 20, 2008 at 5:48 PM
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KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- American Bode Miller skied to his 28th World Cup win Sunday in Austria, breaking Phil Mahre's record for victories by a U.S. skier.

"It's a nice record, something you dream about as a kid," Miller said after winning a combined competition at Kitzbuehel. "As a professional skier, you're more focused on winning each individual race."

Miller, of Bretton Woods, N.H., passed Mahre, a star in the 1970s and '80s, who had long held the U.S. mark of 27 World Cup wins.

The new leader had tied Mahre a week ago, winning a downhill in Switzerland.

Miller has won six downhills, nine giant slalom races, five slaloms, five in super-G and three in combined.

He won the Kitzbuehel title with a 14th-place finish in the slalom Sunday combined with a runner-up run in the downhill Saturday.


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