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American alpine skier Shiffrin breaks World Cup wins record

American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin set a World Cup record with her 87th career win, surpassing Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark on Saturday.

“The best feeling is to ski on the second run when… of course you want to win,” Shiffrin said after the victory. “You have a lead so you have to sort of be smart but also I just wanted to be fast too and ski the second run like its own race. So I did exactly how I wanted and that’s amazing.”

The 27-year-old surpassed retired skier Stenmark’s record with her 13th victory of the season in the Swedish resort of Are.

Shiffrin claimed a World Cup discipline record of 53 slaloms, 20 giant slaloms, five super-G, and parallel races each, three downhills and one alpine combined so far.

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