It’s looking very likely that we won’t see Bode Miller skiing in the World Cup ever again. Just writing that sentence makes me a bit sad, yet very happy for him. Bode has been an absolute beast on the race track.
There’s nothing sad about it for Bode. The guy is the winningest male American alpine skier in history. Bode is one of only 5 skiers to ever win a World Cup event in all 5 disciplines. He’s won more Olympic medals than any other US skier. That alone should be enough to make anyone smile.
Bode underwent back surgery in November 2014 before undergoing a surgery to repair a severed hamstring tendon in January 2015. It’s suspected that these injuries are the cause of Bode’s desire to retire.
Bode stated in a Yahoo News article that he is going to become a horse trainer after his retirement from skiing. Bode is moving to Lexington, Kentucky. Kinda weird to think of Bode as a Kentuckian.
“I understand you co-own a couple of horses with him. Plans for that?” Graham Bensinger
“That’s going to be my career after skiing,” Miller explained.
We’re really hoping that Bode signs on with TGR or MSP/Red Bull and starts charging big Alaskan peaks as Daron Rahlves has done. That would be sick.
BODE MILLER STATS:
6 Olympics Medals – (1 Gold in 2010)
2 Overall World Cup Championships – (2005 & 2008)
5 World Championships Medals – (4 Golds, 1 Silver)
79 World Cup Podiums
33 World Cup Wins
6 World Cup Overall Discipline Championships – (2 Super G, 1 Giant Slalom, 3 Downhill)
16 Seasons on the World Cup