• The New York Times


Mikaela Shiffrin had just finished eating lunch Thursday in the picturesque French Alps village of Courchevel. An hour earlier, with a second-place finish in a super-G race — one day after a victory in a downhill race — Shiffrin clinched the World Cup’s seasonlong overall title, ski racing’s biggest prize, representing the highest achiever in a globe-trotting, six-month, 37-race marathon.

For Shiffrin, 27, it was her fourth overall title, tying her for the American record held by Lindsey Vonn. Only one woman, six-time winner Annemarie Moser-Proll of Austria, has more.

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