'Been here and done this': At 5th Olympics, Miller 1st in downhill training; women delayed

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United States' Bode Miller starts in a men's downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

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"I have areas where I can beat them, where I'm sneakier," Miller said, "where I can look at (the) line and know that I can do something that maybe hasn't been done before."

The first three starters in the women's run soared too high off the jump down the home stretch. Daniela Merighetti of Italy hurt both knees during her too-hard landing. They were among those complaining that the forerunners who went down the slope to check on the course weren't going fast enough to really test whether that jump would be too difficult for the competitors.

"The problem is," said Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, who was fourth, "we don't have really good test runners and forerunners."

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AP Sports Writers Andrew Dampf and Pat Graham contributed to this report.

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