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For any Jungfrau, Wengen and ski race fans

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For any Jungfrau, Wengen and ski race fans

Just a few minutes ago the Swiss Patrick Küng won the longest downhill ski race in the World Cup today, though today on a shortened slope, because of too heavy winds on the upper slopes.

Normally, they ski this 4.5km long race in about 2 minutes and 30 seconds with top speeds of up to 160 km/h (almost 100mph).

To get an impression see here the 2011 race by the most famous Swiss Didier Cuche when he only got beaten by the Austrian Klaus Kröll (an epic and constantly ongoing duel between these two countries): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIeZCTVkEhc

The whole race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePfR2ULzsAQ

And a view by the ski acers themselves: srf.ch/wissen/digital/lauberhorn-abfahrt-spe…

And some amazing pictures around the last years' race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8cteqOiGW8

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1. Re: For any Jungfrau, Wengen and ski race fans

... and as a bonus the 4th win of the only 5-times-champion Didier Cuche on the heaviest and most scary downhill ski race at the Hahnenkamm Streif race in Kitzbühel, Austria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1_vW8f_uTo

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