She has won four World Cup overall championships—one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll—with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, She has also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013, 2015, 2016), 5 titles in super-G (2009–2012, 2015), and 3 consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012).
In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title, an all-time record among men or women, passing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984.
And this weekend, he qualified along with skating partner Meagan Duhamel for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Radford, 35, will be skating in his second consecutive Olympics and his first as an openly gay man.
When skiing in Colorado, she had lessons at Ski Club Vail (SCV), an alpine racing program (subsequently expanded and renamed Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) that taught, and still teaches skiers from ages 6 and up.
In June, he proposed to his boyfriend Luis Fenero (he said yes).
Vonn was on skis at age two before moving into Erich Sailer's renowned development program at Burnsville's Buck Hill, which also produced slalom racer Kristina Koznick.
Her father, who had won a national junior title before a knee injury at 18, "pushed" her very hard, according to Sailer.
When Vonn was 10 years old, she met Olympic gold medalist ski racer Picabo Street, whom she considers her hero and role model.
Their meeting made such an impression on Street that she remembered the meeting and later served as Vonn's mentor in skiing.