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Giovanni Auletta, Associated Press
Marlies Schild, of Austria, slaloms past a pole on her way to set the fastest time during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Lienz, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.

LIENZ, Austria — Marlies Schild of Austria won her fourth straight World Cup slalom race of the season.

The Austrian had two flawless runs to finish in an aggregate 1 minute, 51.42 seconds and beat second-place Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.79 seconds.

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, who started No. 40, posted the fastest time in the final run to finish 1.30 back in third for her best career result.

U.S. teammate Lindsey Vonn was 18th but retained the lead in the overall standings.