Vonn set to return for World Cup downhill training

4:04 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
Lindsey Vonn photo by U.S. Presswire
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ST. ANTON, Austria - Lindsey Vonn is set to make her return at World Cup downhill training in Austria on Thursday after an absence of more than three weeks because of an intestinal illness.

The four-time overall champion is among the 65 racers who appear on the start list for training that was released by governing body FIS late Wednesday.

Vonn is likely to start in both speed events this weekend, the downhill race Saturday and a super-G the following day.

U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser says Vonn will race "if nothing extraordinary happens."

Vonn has missed six races during her 24-day break and trails overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by 725 points with 19 races left.

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