Lindsey Vonn on the Tonight Show

What do ski racer Lindsey Vonn, Uncle Cracker, and actor Chris O'Donnell all have in common? They'll were all on the Tonight Show this week.
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Lindsey Vonn en route to victory.

Unless you've been living in a camper van in the desert, you know who Lindsey Vonn is. She's the media darling of the moment, the U.S. Ski Team's top starlet heading into a Winter Olympic year. If that's still not jogging your memory, reading this story about her winning the World Cup two years in a row. She's just returning from the first World Cup giant slalom race of year, held in Soelden, Austria, where Vonn placed ninth. Now, she's booking it straight to Burbank, California, where she made an appearance Tuesday night on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, alongside Uncle Cracker and actor Chris O'Donnell. See video clips of her interview on the show below. 

Big-time media appearances are hardly a new thing for Vonn. Last March, she appeared on the Today Show, and since then she's attended the Emmy's, toured the set of Law and Order, and thrown out the first pitch at the Wrigley Field. 

Up next for this jet-setting skier? To Vail, Colorado, for some early-season training, then off to Levi, Finland, for the second stop on the World Cup tour. She'll be back in the U.S. over Thanksgiving for World Cup's Aspen Winternational in Aspen, Colorado.


Lindsey Vonn en route to victory.

An Interview With Lindsey Vonn

Ski racer Lindsey Vonn was just named Female Athlete of the Decade by NBC's Universal Sports. After months of waiting for an interview, we finally managed to get Vonn to answer some of our questions. But instead of asking her about the Vancouver Olympics coming up in February, we spoke to the two-time World Champion about what it's like being hounded by the press.


Lindsey vs. Julia: Catfight?

One girl's a media darling with a banged up shin and a medley of World Cup victories. The other is a Victoria's Secret-style vixen with a bad back and a gold medal. Ski racer Lindsey Vonn wants what Julia Mancuso's already got: an Olympic gold. You can watch them go head to head during Wednesday's Olympic downhill in Whistler.

Lindsey Vonn en route to victory.

Lindsey Vonn Wins World Cup. Again.

We don’t generally cover ski racing. But we decided this particular news—an American winning the World Cup two years in a row—was worthy. Enjoy your yearly dose of token ski-racing coverage.

Julia Mancuso

Vonn Crashes; Julia Cries in Women's GS

It was an unlucky day for America's two top female ski racers: Lindsey Vonn crashed into the fence during the GS race and obstructed the run of her teammate Julia Mancuso, who was granted a rerun but finished a disappointing 1.30 seconds behind the current leader. The second run of the race takes place Thursday.