If you’re a skier then you may be able to relate to Mikaela Shiffrin—she barely raced as a kid (she’s basically still a kid at 19)—instead she chose to practice near her home in Burke, VT. She’s the best US Woman skier not dating Tiger Woods and this week she will battle at the Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek in Colorado.
This from the WSJ:
Shiffrin barely raced as a junior skier, choosing to spend full days practicing on her home mountain rather than countless hours driving to other slopes, where she might get two or three runs all day. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association chief executive Tiger Shaw now preaches the value of practice over chasing racing ribbons. The national skiing body has been trying to convey the effectiveness of Shiffrin’s upbringing to ski coaches and parents across the country, he said.