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Lindsey Vonn takes downhill for 12th career World Cup victory at Lake Louise

11/30/2012 05:51 EST | Updated 01/30/2013 05:12 EST
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Lindsey Vonn won the season-opening downhill Friday for her 12th career World Cup victory at the Canadian resort.

Vonn finished in 1 minute, 52.61 seconds to beat American teammate Stacey Cook by 1.73 seconds.

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather tied for third in 1:54.35 in a race that was interrupted several times because of fog and poor visibility.

Vonn raced for the second time since returning from a stomach bug that landed her in the hospital. Last week in Aspen, Colorado, the four-time overall champion finished 21st in the giant slalom, then skipped the slalom.

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