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WATCH LIVE: Mikaela Shiffrin in World Cup slalom, 3 p.m. ET

Mikaela Shiffrin

ASPEN, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 29: (FRANCE OUT) Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom on November 29, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Mikaela Shiffrin can end a 33-year U.S. drought and stand alone among American skiers if she wins her 10th World Cup slalom race in Aspen, Colo., on Sunday afternoon.

Shiffrin and the world’s best technical skiers take their final runs beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

WATCH LIVE: World Cup slalom in Aspen, on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra.

Shiffrin, a 19-year-old Vail native, had the fastest run in the morning, meaning she will start last of the 30 skiers in the afternoon run. Her lead was .11 over second-place Tina Maze, the Olympic downhill and giant slalom champion.

Shiffrin, who became the youngest Olympic slalom champion in Sochi, hopes to become the first U.S. woman to win a World Cup race in Aspen since Tamara McKinney in 1981.

A victory would also break a tie with McKinney and Phil Mahre for the most World Cup slalom wins by an American.

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