The Herminator has been through a lot in his ski career, from winning 41 World Cup races to a few spectacular crashes, but nothing compares to the motorcycle accident he incurred on Saturday, August 25, 2001.
Some of the names and positions changed, but it was just like 2001 as the USA and Austria took the podium with Bode Miller taking silver in a tie with Hermann Maier of Austria. Austrian Stephan Eberharter took the gold.
Bode Miller needed a top finish. He needed his Austrian rivals to have a bad day. He got both Friday _ and now stands on the verge of becoming the first American to win the overall World Cup title in 22 years.