The Second Annual Winter Film F estival: Herman Maier Runs the Downhill

Herman Maier is one of history’s great ski competitors. He has won 4 overall World Cup titles, a pair of Olympic Gold Medals (in 1998), 54 World Cup Races and three World Championships. Known as “The Herminator”(one of the all-time great sports nicknames and obviously derived from fellow Austrian  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character “The Terminator”), Maier is a legend for his ability to survive massive crashes (his Nagano Olympic Crash in 1998 is one of the most spectacular of all time) on both the ski course and the road (a road accident on a motorcycle nearly resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg) but it is his  determination and courage that have combined to make him a legend. The clip featured her is Maier in superb form, running the downhill at Wengen in 2000.

The Fine Print: Video feed from ORF1, via YouTube. 

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