Mikaela Shiffrin, who turns 24 on Wednesday 13th March, has become the first Alpine ski racers to ever win 15 traces in one season.
The previous record of 14 wins was set three decades ago by Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider in winter ’88-’89.
Shiffrin, who has already won the overall World Cup title for the third time, took the win in the slalom race at Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic, her sixth in that discipline this year and the 39th of her career, the most of any female racer.
Shiffrin’s final races of the season will be at the 2018-19 World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra, which will begin on her birthday this Wednesday.
She is due to race in the Super-G on Thursday and Sunday’s giant slalom where she is likely to win individual crystal globes as well as the slalom.
Earlier this season Shiffrin became the youngest skier—male or female—to win 50 World Cup races (at the age of 23 years and 9 months) and she has now won 58 World Cup races, the 5th most all-time for men and women.