Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein has become the oldest winner of an alpine World Cup skiing event, taking the men's super giant slalom race on Friday in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
It was a day for the veterans, as the 36-year-old Buechel finished 0.16 seconds ahead of 35-year-old Austrian Hermann Maier (1:15.44 to 1:15.60). Friday was the first podium in 13 months for the man known as "The Herminator."
There was a tie for third between Austrian Mario Scheiber and Didier Cuche of Switzerland, who leads the super-G World Cup standings. They trailed Buechel by 0.33 seconds (1:15.77).
Buechel said the win is a dream for him. It was only his second career World Cup super-G victory.
Overall World Cup leader Benjamin Raich of Austria placed seventh (1:16.03) to stay on top of the rankings. The top American was Marco Sullivan in 10th place (1:16.17). Teammate Bode Miller was 12th (1:16.23).
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP .