Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Austrian skier Hermann Maier retires from ski racing

October 13th, 2009


Hermann Maier, aka "The Herminator", retires from racing. Former bricklayer, Maier has two Gold Medals, and four World Cup titles. Survives amazing crash at Nagano to win the gold two days later.

Hermann Maier, 36, announced his retirement from ski racing after 13 years of competing on the world cup circuit. Maier blames physical problems for his decision. He said: "I have decided to bring to an end my career as a competitive skier. After a lot of thought, the decision just made itself spontaneously." He remains one of the most decorated alpine skiers in history.

Read the rest of the article on Teton Gravity Research, and see video of Herman Maier's crash two days before winning the gold in Nagano.

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