Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin head to Lake Louise; TV schedule

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Lindsey Vonn returns to her favorite venue this week. For Mikaela Shiffrin, it will be a much less familiar feeling.

Vonn and Shiffrin headline two World Cup downhills and a super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, live on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

All coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

Also this weekend, double Olympic champion Ted Ligety leads the U.S. men in World Cup action in Beaver Creek, Colo.

This weekend’s full schedule of live race coverage:

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. Men’s Super-G NBCSN | STREAM
2:30-3:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill NBCSN | STREAM
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. Men’s Downhill Olympic Channel | STREAM
3:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill NBCSN | STREAM
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel | STREAM
2:30-4 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Olympic Channel | STREAM

Vonn and Shiffrin are expected to race every day at a place nicknamed “Lake Lindsey” for Vonn’s success there — 18 wins in 41 World Cup starts, a record for any male or female racer at one venue.

The first speed races of the season mark prime chances for Vonn to inch closer to retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s record of 86 World Cup wins. The 33-year-old Vonn is at 77.

This weekend should also help decide the Olympic favorites in the downhill and super-G.

Slovenian Ilka Stuhec, the world’s top speed racer last season, is likely out of the Winter Games after tearing an ACL in October.

Vonn missed Lake Louise last season while recovering from a broken arm. She came back to win one of 12 downhill and super-G starts, along with four more podiums, including a pair of runners-up at the PyeongChang Olympic venue.

Shiffrin, who at 22 is 11 years younger than Vonn, has raced a total of seven times in downhill and super-G in her World Cup career.

The youngest Olympic slalom champion made her World Cup speed race debut in Lake Louise in December 2015 and raced downhill for the first time there last season. Her best finish was 15th.

Shiffrin hopes to race the super-G in PyeongChang. She must finish among the top four U.S. women on Sunday to boost her case, since a nation can’t start five racers in one Olympic Alpine event.

The Olympic downhill is not currently in Shiffrin’s plans.

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Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Amos Kipruto win London Marathon

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Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw became the youngest female runner to win the London Marathon, while Kenyan Amos Kipruto earned the biggest victory of his career in the men’s race.

Yehualaw, 23, clocked 2:17:26, prevailing by 41 seconds over 2021 London champ Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya.

Yehualaw tripped and fell over a speed bump around the 20-mile mark. She quickly rejoined the lead pack, then pulled away from Jepkosgei by running the 24th mile in a reported 4:43, which converts to 2:03:30 marathon pace; the women’s world record is 2:14:04.

Yehualaw and Jepkosgei were pre-race favorites after world record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya withdrew Monday with a right hamstring injury.

On April 24, Yehualaw ran the fastest women’s debut marathon in history, a 2:17:23 to win in Hamburg, Germany.

She has joined the elite tier of female marathoners, a group led by Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir, the reigning Olympic, New York City and Boston champion. Another Ethiopian staked a claim last week when Tigist Assefa won Berlin in 2:15:37, shattering Yehualaw’s national record.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first Olympic women’s marathon champion in 1984, finished Sunday’s race in 3:20:20 at age 65.

LONDON MARATHON: Results

Kipruto, 30, won the men’s race in 2:04:39. He broke free from the leading group in the 25th mile and crossed the finish line 33 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Leul Gebresilase, who said he had hamstring problems.

Kipruto, one of the pre-race favorites, had never won a major marathon but did finish second behind world record holder Eliud Kipchoge in Tokyo (2022) and Berlin (2018) and third at the world championships (2019) and Tokyo (2018).

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathoner in history, was fifth after being dropped in the 21st mile. His 2:05:53 was the fastest-ever marathon by a runner 40 years or older. Bekele ran his personal best at the 2019 Berlin Marathon — 2:01:41 — and has not run within four minutes of that time since.

The major marathon season continues next Sunday with the Chicago Marathon, headlined by a women’s field that includes Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich and American Emily Sisson.

London returns next year to its traditional April place after being pushed to October the last three years due to the pandemic.

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2022 London Marathon Results

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2022 London Marathon top-10 results and notable finishers from men’s and women’s elite and wheelchair races. Full searchable results are here. ..

Men’s Elite
1. Amos Kipruto (KEN) — 2:04:39
2. Leul Gebresilase (ETH) — 2:05:12
3. Bashir Abdi (BEL) — 2:05:19
4. Kinde Atanaw (ETH) — 2:05:27
5. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) — 2:05:53
6. Birhanu Legese (ETH) — 2:06:11
7. Sisay Lemma (ETH) — 2:07:26
8. Brett Robinson (AUS) — 2:09:52
9. Weynay Ghebresilasie (GBR) — 2:11:57
10. Philip Sesemann (GBR) — 2:12:10
DNS. Mo Farah (GBR)

Women’s Elite
1. Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH) — 2:17:26
2. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) — 2:18:07
3. Alemu Megertu (ETH) — 2:18:32
4. Judith Korir (KEN) — 2:18:43
5. Joan Melly (ROU) — 2:19:27
6. Ashete Bekere (ETH) — 2:19:30
7. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:20:22
8. Sutume Kebede (ETH) — 2:20:44
9. Ai Hosoda (JPN) — 2:21:42
10. Rose Harvey (GBR) — 2:27:59
Joan Benoit Samuelson (USA, 1984 Olympic champion) — 3:20:20
DNS. Brigid Kosgei (KEN)

Men’s Wheelchair
1. Marcel Hug (SUI) — 1:24:38
2. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) — 1:24:40
3. David Weir (GBR) — 1:30:41
4. Tomoki Suzuki (JPN) — 1:30:41
5. Jetze Plat (NED) — 1:30:44
6. Aaron Pike (USA) — 1:33:05
7. Sho Watanabe (JPN) — 1:34:16
8. Jake Lappin (USA) — 1:34:16
9. Patrick Monahan (IRL) — 1:34:16
10. Johnboy Smith (GBR) — 1:34:17

Women’s Wheelchair
1. Catherine Debrunner (SUI) — 1:38:24
2. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:42:21
3. Eden Rainbow-Cooper (GBR) — 1:47:27
4. Merle Menje (GER) — 1:47:28
5. Jenna Fesemyer (USA) — 1:47:28
6. Wakako Tsuchida (JPN) — 1:47:28
7. Vanessa De Souza (BRA) — 1:47:29
8. Yen Hoang (USA) — 1:47:29
9. Aline Rocha (BRA) — 1:47:32
10. Christie Dawes (GBR) — 1:47:33

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