12.18.2006

Chasing 27


With a RIPPING run in the Super G last Friday, Bode continued stalking Phil Mahre's career world cup record of 27 wins. The win was his second of the season, and puts him closer to knocking off Washington's home hill hero as well as the uberskier himself, Hermann Maier.

"One of (my) goals ... is to try to win the most World Cups in a season that has ever been done," said Miller, back in October, around the same time that he hinted he might retire after this season.

In plain english, Bode Miller has painted a target on the single-season record of 13 World Cup victories, a mark shared by Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden and Austria's Hermann Maier. Is it because of his new skis? Or because his coach won't let him sleep in the RV anymore? Or simply because when he's on, there's nobody better.

Here's the rundown:

Phil Mahre career World Cup wins: 27
Bode's current career World Cup wins: 23

Maier/Stenmark single season World Cup wins: 13
Bode's World Cup wins this year: 2

Next up:

December 18 -- Slalom --Alta Badia, Italy
December 20 -- Super-G -- Hinterstoder, Austria
December 21 -- Giant Slalom-- Hinterstoder, Austria
December 29 -- Downhill -- Bormio, Italy

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