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Maier the Magnificent
Sunday December 7, 2008 - Email this article to a friend

The Austrian legend makes the podium again. Not for nothing is he called the Herminator.

Hermann Maier came second in the Super G at Beaver Creek Colarado this weekend on the eve of his 36th birthday.

Last weekend he came first in Lake Louise Alberta.

It's not often coming second makes the headlines but he is, after all, Hermann Maier and it caps of a great week for the veteran.

lauberhorn_2_400He has said that he does not expect to win any titles this season as age is against him, but he just wants to race and do well in a few races.

He is even considering whether he will be able to compete in the next winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.

It was a good weekend for the oldies as 33 year old Michael Walchoffer from Austria came third.

The race was won by the Norwegian Aksel Svindal.  At just 25 years old he clearly has many years left to compete at the highest level if the results at the moment are anything to go by.

We'll bring you a short biography of Hermann Maier later.  He has won 54 World Cup victories, and of course recovered from that horific motorcyle injury where it was touch and go whether he would have to have a leg amputated.

 

 

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