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Gut exhibits speed in downhill win

AP

Lara Gut was faster than a field missing Lindsey Vonn.

The Swiss star breezed to her second World Cup win of the season, taking the season-opening downhill Friday by holding off Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein by 0.47 seconds.

Meanwhile, down the road in Vail, Vonn was squeezing in some early morning training runs.

On this day, though, it’s hard to imagine any skier could’ve stayed with Gut, but the stage is being set for an entertaining showdown at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics between Gut and Vonn, provided Vonn can get healthy.