BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) Kjetil Jansrud of Norway turned in the fastest time during a downhill training session Wednesday as he tries to defend his Birds of Prey title.
Jansrud cruised through the difficult course in 1 minute, 44.04 seconds. Carlo Janka of Switzerland was second, 0.25 seconds behind, and Josef Ferstl of Germany, third.
Steven Nyman had the top time for the U.S., 0.79 seconds behind Jansrud.
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The downhill race is Friday.
One of the big favorites will be Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal after he won a downhill and super-G race in Lake Louise, Alberta, last weekend.
Bode Miller tested out the course as a forerunner before the training run. Miller's taking a break from World Cup racing this season. The six-time Olympic medalist will serve as a commentator for the races.