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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.

Paerson Wins Last GS, Schlep 7th

Advice

Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO), who took time off a month ago because of back problems, finished her season Sunday in seventh place in a giant slalom won by all-conquering Anja Paerson of Sweden.

Third Podium for Clark, Mendes 5th in Cortina Downhill

Advice

Jan. 18: Kirsten Clark rebounded Sat. from a couple of frustrating results earlier in the week moving into a tie for the World Cup lead; Jonna Mendes followed her best SG result with her first top-5.

Dorfmeister Tops World Cup Again

Advice

Dorfmeister returns back to the top of the World Cup standings after briefly being on top for three days in December. This time around the Austrian seems to have few challengers.

Nef Claims GS, Schleper 12th

Advice

Sonja Nef of Switzerland claimed her first World Cup GS victory of the season, while American Sarah Schleper finished an encouraging 12th place.

Cavagnoud holds on to win GS

Advice

France's Regine Cavagnoud recovers from major knee surgery and wins a women's World Cup giant slalom race at Copper Mountain, CO.

Goetschl Clinches Super-G Title; Ludlow 18th

Advice

Unheralded Nadia Styger of Switzerland, who never had been on a World Cup podium, won the women's super G Thursday at World Cup Finals while Austrian Renate Goetschl clinched the super G title.

U.S. Ski Team Promotes Knight, Stiegler, Ludlow

Advice

Jan. 15: Two-time Olympic alpine racer Chip Knight has been named to the A Team while Resi Stiegler and Libby Ludlow have been promoted to the B Team.

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