He Won't Be Back

Change of plans since last week: The Hermanator decides to call it quits after 13 years of World Cup racing.
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I know, I know, we’re doing it again. We’re writing about ski racing. But it only seems fair to update you once more on The Hermanator.

Last week we let you know about Hermann Maier’s plans to return to ski racing in November at Lake Louise, Canada, just seven months after having knee surgery. Well, he’s pulled a 180. Instead of getting into that skin-tight racing suit for one more World Cup, the 36-year-old Maier is retiring. You can’t really blame him. The Austrian’s mantel is home to 54 World Cup race victories, four overall World Cup titles, and two Olympic gold medals.

Hey, Hermann. Now that you’re retired, why not grab a pair of fat skis and find yourself some powder? Trust us, you’ll like it.


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