Lindsey Vonn is Retiring After Next Week's Race

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It’s official, Lindsey Vonn has announced her retirement. On Friday, the skier made the tough decision after battling a series of injuries. Her final goal was to break Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 87 world cup wins, but she has decided to listen to her body.

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“Over the past few years I have had more injuries and surgeries than I care to admit,” she wrote on Facebook. Dramatic high-speed crashes have taken their toll for the skier. Still, Vonn’s name will be written in the history books. The skier’s accolades are endless: 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.

“I always say, ‘Never give up!’ So to all the kids out there, to my fans who have sent me messages of encouragement to keep going… I need to tell you that I’m not giving up! I’m just starting a new chapter,” she wrote on social media. Vonn’s retirement won’t become official until February 10th. Until then she’s still got two more races, the super-G at the Alpine World Championships and World Championship downhill in Are, Sweden.

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