Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons

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Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons
Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin has won her fifth slalom globe in the last six seasons.

The American wrapped up the title after victory in the penultimate women’s World Cup slalom on Saturday.

Shiffrin stretched her lead over the only remaining challenger, Petra Vlhova, to 225 points with just the season-ending race at the World Cup finals remaining. The Slovak skier finished the race in fourth.

Shiffrin only failed to win the slalom discipline in 2016 after missing five races due to a knee injury.

Shiffrin has won 11 races this season and has become the first skier with 42 World Cup wins in total before turning 23.

On Friday, Shiffrin secured her second straight overall title.

United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom, in Ofterschwang, Germany, Saturday, March 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom, celebrates with second-placed Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, left, and third-placed Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, in Ofterschwang, Germany, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom, in Ofterschwang, Germany, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom, in Ofterschwang, Germany, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
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