Bode Miller decides to take off remainder of ski season
March 3, 2009
Bode Miller won’t ski again this season but has yet to decide on retirement.
“At this time I find more happiness doing other things than being on tour,” the defending overall World Cup champion said Tuesday in his online diary.
The New Hampshire skier has not won a race this season and already sat out the last two weekends. He was visiting his 1-year-old daughter in San Diego and resting his ankle, injured in a crash in December.
This season, Miller finished second three times and failed to medal at the world championships in France last month. He ranked eighth in the overall standings but still had a shot at the downhill title.
“I came into the season excited, with my mental and physical intensity where I wanted it to be,” Miller said. “I had speed and raced hard all season but it didn’t translate into the results we were hoping for. I have been racing World Cup for a while and need a break.”
Miller will miss races this weekend at Kvitjfell, Norway, and the following week at Are, Sweden.