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The Tyranny Of Performance

Features

A call to ski manufacturers: Save the knees. A couple of years ago, while I was writing a profile of Bill Esrey, the genial, athletic CEO of the Sprint communications company, I heard that he'd suffered a severe knee injury at Vail.

Ski Testing: Dream Job?

Gear

Sure, it sounds like the best possible way to spend a winter week. But it's harder work than you might think.

Pig Ligs

Fitness

Your body probably doesn't have any pig parts-unless you ate bacon for breakfast. But at least five skiers at Aspen Valley Hospital have been implanted with swine intestines to repair torn knee ligaments.

Schleper: Top-10 in Maribor GS

News

World Cup and reigning world champion Sonja Nef of Switzerland captured a World Cup giant slalom Friday, as U.S. skier Sarah Schleper overcame a near-spill to finish 10th.

Kostner Wins, Gerety 6th in SG

Advice

Megan Gerety led all three US women into the top-15, finishing 6th in a World Cup SG at Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Feb. 25. Isolde Kostner of Italy won the race- barely nipping Austria's Renate Goetschl.

Italian Wins Men's Downhill

Advice

Italy's Kristian Ghedina wins a turbulant World Cup downhill by a big margin in Val Gardena, Italy.

Ivaca Kostelic May Miss Season

Advice

Croatia's Ivica Kostelic might miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee and shoulder in World Cup slalom race.

Olympian Caroline Lalive to Return to USA for Surgery

Advice

Caroline Lalive (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), who was nominated to her third Olympic Team Wednesday, will return to the USA on Friday for knee surgery, the U.S. Ski Team said.

Street, Clark Crack Top 10

Advice

Islode Kostner of Italy won the Lake Louise DH for the second day in a row as Americans Picabo Street and Kirsten Clark both broke the top-10.

Spencer Takes Career-Best 10th in Swiss GS

News

Dane Spencer continuing his impressive recovery from back and knee problems, grabbed his first World Cup top-10 Saturday as he finished 10th in a giant slalom race.

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