Amidst the countless flags of 50,000 spectators, Italian Dominik Paris prevailed in the 73rd running of the renowned Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria. With a time of 1:57.56, the Italian beat second place finisher Canadian Eric Guay by .13 seconds. Austrian Hannes Reichelt rounded out the podium, assuring the home country a podium finish.
The crazy crowds watched the Super Bowl of skiing under sunny skies after yesterday’s couple-inch snowfall, which made the Streif course even faster for the 52 racers. Americans Travis Ganong and Marco Sullivan finished 20th and 24th, respectively, with Andrew Weibrecht finishing in 34th position. Stephen Nyman and Ted Ligety did not finish.
Ski-racing celebrities and former winners Daron Rahlves, Fritz Strobl, Stephan Eberharter, Didier Cuche, and Franz Klammer were all on hand, in addition to the terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Awards have been handed out, fireworks went off, and the party continues in Kitzbuhel.