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    84. Now just two World Cup wins shy of Stenmark. On top of her game, as much or more than any athlete in the world right now. Amazing.
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    That last run was something else. She made two mistakes I think(?) so she could have gone even faster. And didn’t she have the quickest time through the bottom section? So smooth.

    I heart Sofia Goggia tho.

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    https://www.si.com/longform/sochi/shiffrin/index.html

    From 2014 when she was 18.

    It's amazing she stayed healthy for so long.

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    I follow her closely….. what an amazing skier. As long as she stays healthy there is very high likelihood she’ll put this win record out of reach for several decades.

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    Default Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

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    Hard to top a picture of her in full flight. (clipped from her instagram account)

    Apparently she made the news in Austria by telling a reporter that she's extra tired due to her monthly cycle. Doesn't stop her from getting in the starting gate for 7-10 races in a row, across all alpine disciplines. Or from winning 1/3 on average ... or from celebrating her teammates' performances ...

    With Mikaela in alpine, and Jessie in nordic, the US Ski Team has two generational talents who are lifting their respective teams to new levels.
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    Her mom grew up in my small town and used to babysit me, so I have that going for me. Shiffrin's a true phenomenon, and when her grandmother was alive she came back here every year and did meet-and-greets at the ski areas and ski shops.

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    Not to get away from Mikaela Shiffrin who will hang up her skis as one of the greatest (if not the greatest) skiier of all time, but I just can't get enough of photos of great skiiers going full bore in their prime. Here's one of Bode Miller:

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    Default Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

    She is back at the top of her game. Good for her!

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    Default Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

    I made it up to Killington for the WC after Thanksgiving at the start of the season.

    Schiffrin was in 1st after the first run - I was at the finish line, very exciting to be there. I believe she landed in 4th overall after the 2nd run.

    Got to ride the gondola with the family of one of the German racers.

    There was not a lot of early season snow, so most of the people there were spectators - barely anyone on the slopes - still, something like 40k people attended over the weekend, which seemed like a solid number for a US ski event.

    Watching Schiffrin the past few years has been nothing less than thrilling.

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    https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cou2H...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    World champion, giant slalom. She made a mistake but got it done anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cou2H...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    World champion, giant slalom. She made a mistake but got it done anyway.
    Wow.
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    Default Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

    Greatness!

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    Default Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

    I’ve been on my phone more than my laptop, so unable to post screen caps, but her initial IG post about matching Stenmark’s record was another example of why she’s so good. Humble, grateful, focused on staying in the moment rather than being distracted by the hype. As an often distracted person I appreciate the example.
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    And …87. From almost there to all alone at the top, just like that.

    Why did I start this thread? She’s making me work.

    https://skiracing.com/mikaela-shiffr...with-87th-win/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    And …87. From almost there to all alone at the top, just like that.

    Why did I start this thread? She’s making me work.

    https://skiracing.com/mikaela-shiffr...with-87th-win/
    Wow.

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    Yeah, her reaction after crossing the line is something to watch. Did I just do that? (about 2:15 in the video)



    And that drone footage--incredible!
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    Summertime:

    The older I get the faster I was Brian Clare

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