Lindsey Vonn

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Lindsey Kildow, now Lindsey Vonn at the Slalom race during the 2004 Chevrolet U.S. Alpine National Championships, Alyeska Resort, Alaska.

Lindsey Kildow, now Lindsey Vonn at the Slalom race during the 2004 Chevrolet U.S. Alpine National Championships, Alyeska Resort, Alaska.

Back in 2004 I was excited to pick up a press photo pass for the U.S. Alpine National Championships which were being held just an hour and a half from my home.  I was excited to see and photograph the likes of Bodie Miller and Daron Rahlves and Julia Mancuso.  Fortunately I also photographed the lessor known athletes as well.  Little did I know then, but one of them one,  become the most successful female alpine skiers in history!

Back then she was known as Lindsey Kildow.  I remember her because she had fallen early on and scratched her chin and always had a band-aid on it.  I actually have a fair number of photos of her skiing and at the podiums as she had a successful Championships.  It is fun to look back at the images of her as little did anyone know then, she would soon become a household name!  So this weekend she is retiring from skiing – cheers to a fantastic career!

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