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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.

Lalive Leads Four U.S. Women into Top-25

News

Caroline Lalive, racing first, was 10th Friday in the third World Cup downhill of the season, leading three other teammates into top-25 results behind Swiss racer Sylviane Berthod.

Gerety 4th in SG as Worlds Open

Advice

Megan Gerety of Anchorage, AK took fourth place on Monday in a super G at the 2001 World Alpine Ski Championships with Regine Cavagnoud of France winning the gold medal by 0.05.

Kostelic Tears Ligament

Advice

Teen Croatian skier Janica Kostelic tore a ligament in her right knee while training and will be out for the rest of the season.

Riesch Takes Downhill; Clark Crashes

Advice

Maria Riesch of Germany won a downhill Friday for her first World Cup victory, and Kirsten Clark of the United States broke her arm and tore knee ligaments after crashing on one of the circuit's most demanding slopes.

Koznick Could Miss Olympics with Knee Injury

Advice

U.S. skier Kristina Koznick might miss the Turin Olympics with a knee injury, although she's putting off surgery in hopes of being able to rehab enough to compete.

Another Kostelic Stars at World Cup

Advice

Ivica Kostelic, brother of Croatian skiing great Janica Kostelic, stunned the competition with his first World Cup triumph Sunday in the season-opening men's slalom.

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.

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