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Defago takes downhill ahead of 2 Americans

Jan. 17, 2009 at 3:19 PM   |   Comments

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WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Swiss racer Didier Defago won a world cup downhill in Switzerland Saturday with Americans Bode Miller and Marco Sullivan finishing second and third.

Defago was clocked in 2 minutes, 31.98 seconds, a fifth of a second ahead of Miller, CNN reported.

Miller's run at Wengen gave him his fourth top-three finish this year. He has been on the podium after 16 downhills in his career, four times at Wengen.

"I've shown that I can win on this course, but it was tough this year with only two training runs," Miller said. "I was happy with going out and putting out a hard race."

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