Olympic champ Shiffrin gets 5th World Cup slalom win

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland — Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States completed her exceptional season in slalom with a fifth World Cup race win on Saturday.

The Olympic champion was 1.44 seconds faster than any rival in one of the longest women’s slaloms in World Cup history.

Shiffrin had a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 4.54 seconds. Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was second and Austria’s Marlies Schild was third, trailing 1.66 behind Shiffrin.

Shiffrin already clinched her second straight World Cup discipline title one week ago when winning a race at Are, Sweden.

Her ninth career World Cup victory came two days after her 19th birthday.

Shiffrin will also race the season-ending giant slalom on Sunday.