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Amy Donaldson: Lindsey Vonn retires the most successful U.S. alpine skier ever, but it's her resilience that is legendary

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Amy Donaldson: Lindsey Vonn retires the most successful U.S. alpine skier ever, but its her resilience that is legendary

United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after taking third place during the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY -- When Lindsey Vonn announced her retirement from alpine skiing nearly two weeks ago, she admitted it was not the finale to her storied career that she envisioned.

But the most successful alpine skier in U.S. history and the most decorated woman in the world ignored pain, physical and emotional, to give her best effort to one more race.

On the same course in Are, Sweden, where she won her first World Championship medal in 2007, Vonn raced to a downhill bronze medal - her eighth World Championship podium.

She finished her run with a smile and a wave to the crowd, and then she took her skis off and walked into ...

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