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Lindsey Vonn Announces Her Retirement From Ski Racing

Lindsey Vonn Announces Her Retirement From Ski Racing

Lindsey Vonn‘s ski racing career is officially ending.

After first revealing her plans to retire from the sport late last year, the 34-year-old World Cup-winning athlete wrote a note confirming her retirement on Friday (February 1).

“The past two weeks have been some of the most emotionally challenging days of my life. I am struggling with the reality of what my body is telling me versus what my mind and heart believe I’m capable of. The unfortunate reality is my mind and body are not on the same page. After many sleepless nights, I have finally accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World Championships in Downhill and Super-G next week in Åre, Sweden and they will be the final races of my career,” she wrote.

“Thank you for the amazing years, for supporting me through thick and thin, and for making my job so fun. Can’t wait to see some of you in the finish in Are where I will give it my all one last time.”

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