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Canada’s Dustin Cook wins silver in Super-G at world ski championships

Dustin Cook of Ottawa made a surprise run from the back of the field to win silver in the men’s Super-G at the alpine world ski championships, the first-ever Canadian to medal in the event.

Cook, 25, finished second behind Hannes Reichelt of Austria in one minute 15.79 seconds.

Reichelt finished the challenging course in 1:15.68.

Adrien Theaux of France was third.

Cook’s previous highest World Cup finish was 12th, and he was called a virtual unknown by the race’s official website.

“I’m a lot less surprised than most people, I’ve had fast splits all year and I love this hill,” Cook told the website. “I ski here all the time, it’s basically home. I really wanted to put one down and it worked out.”