Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr speeds down the slope during an Alpine ski, men's downhill training, in Chamonix, France, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
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Austrian skier Vincent Kriechmayr led the second training run for a World Cup downhill race Thursday, with Steven Nyman of the United States just behind.Kriechmayr, who secured a second career podium by finishing third in the super-G at the South Korean resort of Jeongseon two weeks ago, clocked 1 minute, 57.59 seconds, despite missing two gates.He would have been disqualified in a race but his time was allowed to stand because it was only training. An Alpine combined race is scheduled for Friday – downhill in the morning and slalom in the afternoon – followed by a downhill Saturday.Nyman, who placed third in the downhill at Jeongseon, made the most of it.
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