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WATCH LIVE: Men’s giant slalom first run featuring Ted Ligety, Bode Miller

2013 FIS Beaver Creek World Cup  - Men's Giant Slalom

<> on December 8, 2013 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Matthew Stockman

Bode Miller has a giant slalom medal on his resume, but Ted Ligety is the U.S. skier with the best chances of making the podium on Wednesday. The event kicks off with the first run at 2 a.m. ET and a second at 5:30 a.m. ET:


Men’s giant slalom run 1: 2 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Men’s giant slalom run 2: 5:30 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Ligety, 29, hasn’t ever won a medal in this event at the Olympics, but this is considered his biggest strength. In fact, he might just be the favorite.

Miller, 36, is already Alpine skiing history’s oldest medalist and has the U.S. record with six overall. He won silver back in 2002, so while this event isn’t his best, he shouldn’t be disregarded altogether.

They’ll have plenty of competition, with Austria’s Marcel Hirscher potentially providing the biggest challenge.

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