Colorado girl, Mikaela Shiffrin, has broken the World cup Alpine Ski win record. The Edwards native whose home ski area is Vail Resorts, nabbed her 87th-career World Cup victory in Sweden, and in ski time — she did it with ease, winning the slalom by 0.92 seconds.
Shiffrin has surpassed a record that has stood for 30 years; edging out the mark set by Ingemar Stenmark more than 30 years ago. Her combined two-run time on the Störtloppsbacken slope was 1 minute, 41.77 seconds.
It was her 13th victory this season. It came exactly 12 years to the day after her first race in the World Cup, and she did it on the same course in Sweden where she won her first World Cup in 2012.
At the bottom, the FIS public address announcer spokes the words out loud that many were thinking: “the greatest of all time.”
It’s quite a birthday present. She turns 28 on Monday.