Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal meets a cardboard Shaq while on rehab reconnaissance

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 10, 2009 3:42 pm

Aksel Lund Svindal, the two-time and reining overall World Cup champ, was sick of watching everyone ski while he could not.  Recovering from a leg injury, Svindal decided to pack it up, ditching Oslo, Norway for Miami’s South Beach for his rehab work.  Smart move. 

Svindal stopped by Shaquille O’Neal’s 24hour Fitness and posed with a cardboard Shaq and his new friend Jeff, who has definitely been mowing down the protein shakes.  All natural, we’re sure, Jeff.

The Norwegian superstar will return to the World Cup circuit for the North American leg.  Last year, Svindal put on an epic show, winning the Birds of Prey downhill after a horrific crash on the same course a season earlier.   He also pocketed the Super G at Beaver Creek.

Getting acclimated to the correct time zone while working out and enjoying all that is South Beach, a plan worthy of Mr. Bode Miller.

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