Ski racer Lena Dürr has celebrated the biggest success of her career so far and won the World Cup slalom in Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. Thanks to a splendid second run, the 31-year-old pushed past US superstar Mikaela Shiffrin on Sunday and set an exclamation mark a week before the World Cup.

The American, on the other hand, missed her 86th World Cup victory and thus the legendary record of the Swedish alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark. With her second place, Shiffrin nevertheless secured victory in the discipline ranking.

In the end, Dürr was just six hundredths of a second ahead of Shiffrin. Croatia’s Zrinka Ljutic was third. Emma Aicher, Jessica Hilzinger and Andrea Filser completed the good German overall result and collected World Cup points as 14th, 21st and 29th.

Dürr is one of the medal candidates at the World Championships from February 6th to 19th.