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It was hardly a surprise that Marcel Hirscher was named “Skieur d’Or” Thursday evening at ceremonies in Soelden, Austria. Hirscher, the World Cup overall and GS champion of the 2012 season was the consensus selection for the Serge Lang Trophy as the top skier of 2012 in voting by the AIJS, an international association of sports journalists.

The award, approaching its 50th birthday, went to Hirscher easily after a nine victory season and the two World Cup titles.

“This award is presented by experts,” Hirscher said, “I am very proud.”

The first winner of the award, 1963 winner Egon Zimmermann, was on hand for the presentation.

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Hank McKee
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The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons he has covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He has written the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he says, “but it’s a slow process.”

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