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Lindsey Vonn: “I have to face the reality that I can’t keep doing what I love forever”

Denver Post

U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn poses during a meeting with fans in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. South Korean Olympic organizers on Wednesday named Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Lindsey Vonn arrived at Copper Mountain this week for the last preseason training camp of her career not wanting to retire at the end of the season but knowing she must.

She realizes chronic pain in her right knee from two injuries in 2013 is leaving her no other choice, so she will leave the sport she once dominated whether she breaks Ingemar Stenmark's career record for World Cup wins or not.

"The amount of work I have to put in to get myself physically to the point I need to be competitive on the World Cup has been not just a challenge but mentally and emotionally really draining," Vonn said in a recent interview. "It sucks the fun out of what I love so much. I would love to keep going for as long as possible but the way things are physically, it's just not in the cards. I have to face the reality that I can't keep doing what I love forever."

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