Skiers, July Shirtless Edition

Skiers, July Shirtless Edition

Leaders, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Yeah, because it's very hot to wear anything covering a torso. But also because the elite skiers these days have bodies so well conditioned that Myron of Eleutherae would beg them to pose for one of his sculptures were he to live today. Remember, the ancient Greeks honored the athletic body as a symbol of extreme discipline, tenacity and overall civilizational superiority. Living twenty five centuries after talking about superiority of any kind would be uncouth, of course... So, how about calling them a "source of inspiration / object of emulation" for the rest of us? These are the skiers' bodies honed and shaped by hundreds of hours of extreme physical hard work [caption id="attachment_12019" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Ivan Kirillov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12017" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Evgeny Belov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12014" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Andrey…
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Aline Who Trains For  PyeongChang And Who Never Gives Up

Aline Who Trains For PyeongChang And Who Never Gives Up

Leaders, Newsfeed
When you get tired, when you get bored, when you get too comfy in your bed in the morning to come out to train – think of Aline Rocha and how she deals with problems, frustrations and barriers in life. ....As a teenager, the 26-year-old Brazilian was not interested in sports. "I was always shy, I did not like physical activity." In 2006, when she was 15, a car accident left her paraplegic - but took her into the world of Parathletics Coming to the home Paralympics in Rio in 2016, Aline was already one of the top ranking marathoners in T54 class and was considered to be a real medal contender. The race didn't quite go her way – still, Aline finished in a respectable 10th Place. After that,…
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How To Shape Your Life Around Your Passion – Sofie Hopkins’ Story

How To Shape Your Life Around Your Passion – Sofie Hopkins’ Story

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
When a kid from Falun or Lillehammer dreams about becoming a skier – that's commendable – and also quite natural. But what if that kid hails from, say, Yorkshire, United Kingdom where narrow skis are as exotic of a sport as sled dog racing? And not just dreams – we suppose many a girl or a boy dream of something – but actually shapes her or his life around their dream, despite all obstacles? Here at the Daily Skier we love the stories of ambition and dedication – so one's life could serve as an example to hundreds, perhaps thousands of the others. Where there's a will - there's a way! Meet Sofie Hopkins, member of Junior British Biathlon Team. This year Sofie has packed her bags and has moved…
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