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Wengen's classic downhill: Skiing's oldest, longest, fastest race

Jan 17, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- It's one of skiing's classic races at an iconic venue on a leg-jellying track with a fearsome reputation.

The Wengen downhill is the oldest, longest and fastest on the men's World Cup circuit, and one of those titles coveted by the speed freaks, like a grand slam in tennis or a major in golf. Its honors board is a who's who of downhill daredevils over the years.

The historic race is a two-and-a-half minute plunge down the Lauberhorn mountain in the shadow of the infamous ...