From the outside, people see the records and stats…those numbers dehumanize the sport and what every athlete is trying to achieve,” Shiffrin wrote. “What I see is an enormous mixture of work, training, joy, heartache, motivation, laughs, stress, sleepless nights, triumph, pain, doubt, certainty, more doubt, more work, more training, surprises, delayed flights, canceled flights, lost luggage, long drives through the night, expense, more work, adventure, and some races mixed in there.”

— Mikaela Shiffrin   (B - 1995)

American two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup alpine skier

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