Go behind the scenes of Lindsey Vonn‘s comeback from two crashes and two major knee surgeries on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra this afternoon.
“This is the most inside look I’ve ever given to my world,” Vonn said, “and I hope it inspires others who are going through challenges to keep getting back up when they are down.”
In the last two years, Vonn endured two grueling rehabs, missed the Sochi Olympics and returned to the top of Alpine skiing this season, winning five times in her first 10 races and breaking the record for most women’s World Cup wins. Vonn won her 64th race on Sunday.
She’s more cautious now, weighing if she should compete when course conditions and weather are not ideal. Wearing a brace and managing knee swelling are constant reminders that one more crash can end her career.
“If anything else happens, I’m pretty much done,” she said recently. “That’s the risk I’m willing to take.”
Encore presentations of “Lindsey Vonn: The Climb” will air on NBCSN beginning in February. The film will be available digitally on Red Bull TV starting Wednesday.