NYT: "Sailer Seemed To Embody The Pure Mystique Of Skiing"
August 26, 2009, 01:04 PM
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When I was lugging my backpack through Salzburg and Innsbruck in 1980, Austrians on the street would point hopefully to the "Sailer" I'd written on my backpack with a Marx-a-Lot. I was sorry to have to disappoint them by admitting that I wasn't closely related to Austria's national hero Toni Sailer, winner of three Alpine skiing gold medals at the 1956 Winter Olympics, nor was I even a very stylish skier.

Toni Sailer, RIP.