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Michael Johnson, Downhill Skier

Olympic sprinting legend Michael Johnson moves from track to piste to discover what makes downhill skiers risk their lives with minimal protection in pursuit of sporting glory.

Olympic sprinting legend Michael Johnson moves from track to piste to discover what makes downhill skiers risk their lives in pursuit of sporting glory.

Hurtling down a mountain at up to 80mph with minimal protection is something that most people would consider an act of madness, so Michael sets out to discover why these athletes so enjoy what they do, and how they deal with the risks involved and the crashes that inevitably happen.

Talking to some of the biggest names in the sport, such as skiing greats Franz Klammer and Hermann Maier, as well as experts from the world of psychology and neurology, he aims to discover just what makes downhill skiers tick.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Feb 2010 23:05

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  • Mon 8 Feb 2010 22:35
  • Mon 8 Feb 2010 23:05