Despite having already won the Overall and super G World Cup titles, Vonn gave the final race her all in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany today and surpassed Bode Miller‘s record as the top American World Cup alpine racer of all time.
Vonn’s season is one for the record books with an Olympic Gold Medal in the Women’s Downhill, the first for an American Woman as well as a Bronze Medal in the super G. Vonn continued her success on the World Cup circuit by achieving her third overall World Cup Title in a row, the first U.S. woman to accomplish this feat and only the third woman ever to do it consecutively.
Vonn now boasts 33 World Cup wins, the most by any American including 11 World Cup wins this season, again the most by an American in a single season, and tied for second for any Woman in total number of wins in Downhill, super G, Super Combined Titles this season.
“Lindsey’s dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence exemplify a true champion,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “We wish Lindsey our deepest congratulations and are excited to welcome her home to Vail.”
Vonn fans can follow Lindsey through her ski racing career this past year via www.LindseyIsEpic.com . The site provides the most detailed background and insider’s view of Vonn’s endeavors this ski season including more than 20 webisodes and interviews with Vonn chronicling her successful ski career and season to date on the World Cup circuit. The webisodes give fans an insightful perspective on Vonn’s dedication and drive to becoming a World Champion from preparing and training for World Cup events in her hometown Vail to pre-season ski fitness sessions in the gym and World Cup race footage as well other unique surprises about Lindsey, including being an owner of three cows and a goat.