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The Fearless Lindsey Vonn Continues to Make History

The Fearless Lindsey Vonn Continues to Make History

By Jenna Birch

"This is probably the most meaningful [trophy] I’ve ever won," Lindsey Vonn said today after capturing her 66th win this season—her seventh World Cup title, no less. Despite cementing her place in the sports world a few months ago when she became the most successful female athlete in Alpine skiing World Cup history, Vonn's not showing any signs of stopping, even after suffering crushing injuries. 

“After being out for two years with two major knee operations was definitely hard. To come back this year to get the downhill title again and to have an amazing season means so much to me,” Vonn told NBC Sports

And after suffering that knee-injury-seen-’round-the-world, Vonn could have let the setback end her career or stall it indefinitely. Instead, she spent the next 12 months battling her way back to the top of her sport—a true testament to the power of grit and hard work.

But Vonn’s full of off-the-slopes inspiration, too: Check out this fearless athlete’s tips for tackling self-doubt and beating the odds. No promise of a World Cup victory though.