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On Friday morning Austrian superstar Marcel Hirscher announced via Instagram that he will be traveling to Levi, Finland, to start in the 2017-18 World Cup season opening slalom on Sunday.

Hirscher has ben nursing a broken ankle suffered during slalom training in August and has previously said to the press that his return in Levi would only be possible “with a miracle.” A more realistic return would have been in Beaver Creek, Colo., at the end of the month.

Hirscher is a two-time winner in Levi and is the defending champion after taking last year’s race by a staggering 1.30 seconds.

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Sean Higgins
Senior Editor
- A Lake Tahoe native and University of Vermont graduate, Higgins was a member of the Catamounts' 2012 NCAA title winning squad and earned first team All-American honors in 2013. Prior to coming to Ski Racing Media, he coached U14s for the Squaw Valley Ski Team.
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