U.S. Ski Teamer Marco "Sully" Sullivan talks Olympic training and philosophies on the sport he loves.
As a Lake Tahoe native and longtime racer, Marco Sullivan has grown up with skiing on his mind. While injuries plagued him in 2004 and 2005, leading to a lackluster few years, he won his first World Cup in 2008. And he’s been strong since.
We chased down the U.S. Ski Teamer to talk about his experience, his wisdom and the Olympics.
How has your training been going, and how are you feeling this year?
U.S. downhiller Steven Nyman talks the Olympics, his career goals, and mentoring the next generation.
Steven Nyman thinks there’s a misconception about how strenuous skiing really is. “You’re basically sprinting for two-and-a-half minutes,” he says. That’s while pushing 10, 12 or even 15 Gs in some turns while managing vibrations, light conditions and staying on course.
We caught up with the Olympian to get inside his head prior to the Games.
As someone who gets to ski all year, how are you feeling? How’s your training going during an Olympic year?
Lindsey Vonn will miss the Olympics due to her injured knee, but the U.S. Ski Team loses more than its top racer.
Well, that puts a chill into the Team USA’s Winter Olympic medal hopes. Lindsey Vonn, the most decorated U.S. racer ever, has pulled out of the Games due to her bum right knee. That’s not only a severe loss on the competitive side, but the Sochi Games, less than a month away, could have predictably been all-Vonn, all-the-time for the telegenic athletic. She has become the face of skiing in the U.S., if almost perhaps the world. And the Sochi Games more than any other, were shaping up to be the first fully socialized, live streamed, 24/7-watched Winter Olympics.