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American downhillers Vonn, Miller come screaming out of the gate

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Lindsey Vonn of the US in action at the Women's World Cup Downhill race in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Dec. 2 2011.

American World Cup ski fans have to be excited by today's results. Lindsey Vonn picked up where she left off last year, finishing 1.95 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather. Former World Cup champion Bode Miller won his first race in three years.

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Bode Miller of the US skies to a first place finish in the men's Alpine Ski World Cup Downhill in Beaver Creek, Colorado, Dec. 2 2011.

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