Kjetil Jansrud claims World Cup super-G title in Norway as challengers slip up on soft snow

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KVITFJELL, Norway — Kjetil Jansrud claimed the World Cup super-G title in his home race Sunday as the main challengers faltered in difficult conditions.

The Norwegian completed the Olympiabakken course in 1 minute, 37.44 seconds, edging Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr by 0.24 seconds and Canada's Dustin Cook by 0.33.

With one super-G remaining this season, Jansrud has an unassailable 123-point lead over Italy's Dominik Paris, 0.48 off the pace in fourth.

Austria's super-G world champion Hannes Reichelt, who won the downhill on Saturday, and Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer both crashed out, ending their slim hopes of catching Jansrud.

Altogether 21 skiers didn't finish as unseasonably warm sunshine caused unpredictable soft snow.

Jansrud cut the gap on overall leader Marcel Hirscher to 52 points before next Saturday's giant slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

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