Skiing: Austria's Marcel Hirscher won the Kitzbuehel World Cup slalom on Sunday

Last Updated: 27/01/13 3:07pm

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Marcel Hirscher: Won the Kitzbuehel World Cup slalom on Sunday

Marcel Hirscher: Won the Kitzbuehel World Cup slalom on Sunday

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Austria's Marcel Hirscher produced a superb second run to win the Kitzbuehel World Cup slalom on Sunday.

The overall World Cup leader, and defending champion, clocked a combined time of 1min 44.34sec to finish over three-quarters of a second clear of his nearest rival.

It was the 23-year-old's fifth slalom victory of the season and was made all the more special by the fact it came on home soil at the legendary Austrian venue.

"It's a kid's dream I have achieved today, this race is huge, I'm really incredibly happy", said Hirscher, who becomes the first Austrian skier to win the Hahnenkamm slalom since Manfred Pranger eight years ago.

Germany's Felix Neureuther, winner in Wengen last week, was second with a time of 1:45.11, while Croatia's Ivica Kostelic completed the podium, finishing a further 16 one-hundredths back.

Hirscher lay second behind Italy's Giuliano Razzoli after the opening run, but produced the quickest time of the field in the second (53.51) to claim a emphatic win.

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