Vail Daily column: Lessons learned from losing

7th December, 2015 by

By Edward Stoner

Mikaela Shiffrin lay prone on the snow, her Atomic skis still firmly attached to her legs, her head in her hands. To her right was the finish line, within reach of her ski poles. Seconds earlier, millions of eyes were affixed to the Olympic champion as she charged relentlessly down Lower Ruthie’s giant slalom course in Aspen, building a commanding margin with every precise turn.Then, in the blink of an eye, it was all over. One slight mistake. One momentary loss of focus. That was it. Two gates from the finish, her day was over. There was no win — …

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