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Lindsey Vonn secures career grand slam, becomes a member of skiing's elite

The Burnsville native did Saturday what only four other females have ever done on skis. Vonn won the World Cup giant slalom and has now claimed victory in all five skiing disciplines in her career.
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Vonn entered her final run in fourth-place but proved too fast in the end, notching a time of 2 minutes, 24.43 seconds.

The giant slalom win makes her the only American female to ever complete the career sweep.

Vonn had already won races in the four other skiing events: slalom, Super G, downhill, and combined.

Here's footage from Saturday's World Cup giant slalom event in Soelden, Austria:

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