American Bode Miller Stuns World of European Alpine Skiing

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    Lance Armstrong might disagree, but some say that downhill racing is the world’s most difficult sport.

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    Downhill skiing is one of my favorite sports to watch and this guy is awesome. Definately a showboat but that's not too uncommon for super G ers. Cool moment in sports !!
     
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    Our downhill skiing coach at UCLA used to tell us about the Austrian, Franz Klammer. His five World Cup downhill titles make him the greatest downhill racer ever. For inspiration, our coach showed us an old tape of Klammer's Gold Medal winning run in the 1976 Olympics. Of all the racers that day, Klammer was scheduled last. By the time it was his turn, the course was a treacherous run of rippled ice. At speeds well over 70mph, Klammer threw himself fearlessly down the mountain. Slipping and bouncing on the ice, there were several times he nearly lost control as his skis threatened to fly out form under him. Incredibly, he kept it together and won the race by .32 of a second. The 60,000 Austrian fans at Innsbruck went crazy. No one thought he could win on such an icy course while starting in last position. Klammer's 1976 Gold Medal win is the greatest accomplishment in the history of downhill racing.
     
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    Damn I thought this thread was about Warren.
     

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