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Giuliano Razzoli leads after first run of men's slalom; Bode Miller, Ted Ligety fail to finish

February 27, 2010 | 12:01 pm

Bode Miller's Olympics came to an unceremonious end Saturday when he missed a gate and failed to finish his first run in the men's slalom at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

U.S. teammate Ted Ligety also failed to finish his first run.

Giuliano Razzoli of Italy leads after the morning run, with Mitja Valencic of Slovenia second and Benjamin Raich of Austrian third. The final run is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. today.

Miller had a lot to say after the morning run. He won three medals here, one of each color:

“I really couldn't be much happier" with the Olympics, Miller said. "To have three medals, and the two medals I didn't get I skied hard. I came out, I was ready, I was prepared; that's all the stuff you can do. This was challenging today in a lot of different ways. But I was still ready to go and prepared to do it. It doesn't always go your way. But overall this Olympics was amazing how many things went my way.”
-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Bode Miller skis down the side of the course after missing a gate during his first run in the men's slalom. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times