Bode Miller-skiing Thomas GrollierBode Miller, who sat out all of last season recovering from knee surgery, hadn’t won an alpine race in more than two years and had bombed out last week in the downhill and super-combined, roared down the mountain at Sochi with reckless abandon, nearly losing control, risking all, just barely keeping it together enough to make it to the finish line.

It was the kind of aggressive style that had produced five previous Olympic medals, and on Sunday Miller’s sixth, a record for U.S. mens skiers.

The 36-year-old also became the oldest of any country’s alpine skiers to win an Olympic medal.

(READ the story in USA Today)

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