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Hermann Maier: The Race of My Life

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Hermann "The Herminator" Maier, born in 1972, rose from humble beginnings as a scrawny mason to the heights of sports stardom, skiing to four world champion titles and two gold medals in super-G and giant slalom. All that changed in 2001, when a motorcycle accident threatened to end not only his career but his life. True to his reputation, Maier fought his way back to the ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by Velo Press (first published 2004)
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Thomas Melnik
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable book from my favorite skier of all time. This is the ultimate comeback story; from a near-death experience all the way back to professional athletics.
Edward H. Busse, III
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-owned
Hermann Maier owned the FIS World Cup for the better part of the 90's and early 00's. You feel his pain and anguish after his motorcycle accident. This guy is a freak of nature - the Hermannator as he's known in Austria.
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Apr 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: autobiography
What a comeback! Worth reading just to hear how he fough to comebakc to ski racing after a bike accident that nearly killed him!
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