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Mikaela Shiffrin clinches her first World Cup overall title before slalom event

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches her first World Cup overall title before slalom event

Mikaela Shiffrin didn't even need to step into the starting gate at World Cup Finals to wrap up her first overall title.

No time for any sort of coronation, though, there's still some competition left and she's intent on putting on a show — just like she has all season.

Shiffrin secured the season-long title after Ilka Stuhec and her coach said the Slovenian skier won't compete in the slalom. Stuhec wasn't listed among the racers on the board Friday evening.

The 22-year-old Shiffrin joined quite an elite group in Phil Mahre, Tamara McKinney, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn as the only American overall World Cup champions.

“It's crazy what she has achieved....

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