Vonn using combined as training run for last race
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday’s Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career.
Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday’s downhill race, after which she will retire
Vonn has not been on the race course since she crashed on Tuesday in the super-G, leaving her with a shiner under her right eye .
The start time of the combined has already been changed twice due to weather conditions
Originally slated to begin at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT), the downhill leg was first delayed by an hour and will now start at 11:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) on a shortened course due to a front coming in to Are.
With Mikaela Shiffrin sitting out, Swiss racer Wendy Holdener is the favorite to defend her title from the 2017 worlds.
The winner of the combined is determined by adding the times from one high-speed downhill run and one shorter slalom leg.
The slalom leg is scheduled to start at 4:15 p.m. (1515 GMT).