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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.

Austria's Strobl Out, Blows Knee at Kitzbuehel

News

The Olympic hopes of Austrian skier Josef Strobl ended Tuesday when he shredded knee ligaments in a crash during downhill practice.

Audi 24-Hrs of Aspen Endurance Ski Race Concludes Dramatically

Advice

Ski racers from downtown Aspen to around the globe raced downhill at Ajax, CO for 24 consecutive hours to battle for the best time within a margin of seconds.

Kostelic Wins Women's Combined

Advice

Kostelic, 20, became the first member of her family to win a medal at the Salt Lake City Games. Her older brother, Ivica, will be a favorite in the men's slalom next week.

Janica Kostelic to Have Surgery

Advice

Olympic champion Janica Kostelic plans to have surgery this week for her thyroid imbalance and will not ski this season.

Kostelic Tears Thigh Muscle

Advice

Three-time Olympic skiing gold medalist Janica Kostelic tore a thigh muscle during dry-land training in Austria.

Josef Strobl Out For Season

News

The Olympic hopes of Austrian skier Josef Strobl ended Tuesday when he shredded knee ligaments in a crash during downhill practice.

Koz 3rd in Sestriere Slalom

Advice

Kristina Koznick (Burnsville, MN) earned her 2nd podium finish of the winter, finishing 3rd in Wednesday's World Cup SL at Sestriere, Italy. Janica Kostelic of Croatia defied injuries to take her 4th SL win of the season.

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