Rise: My Story (Hardcover)
The first ever memoir from the greatest female ski racer of all time, revealing never before told stories of her life in the fast lane – and the bold decisions that helped her break down barriers for athletes around the world.
On February 10, 2019, at the age of 34, world champion alpine skier and Olympic gold medallist Lindsey Vonn announced to the world that she would retire. Vonn, who became the first American woman to win a downhill race at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, has led an incredible career on the slopes earning 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.
In her new memoir, Vonn will share that her epic journey to success has been anything but downhill. From moving away from her small Minnesota town to pursue her career and navigating her personal life in the public eye, to challenging the skiing norm and raising the profile of women in the sport and the high-speed crashes she endured and the remarkable recoveries she made, Vonn has faced her fair share of obstacles and has unbelievably persevered through them all.
Also the founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, Vonn has been an inspiration to fans and athletes—especially young women—everywhere since her Olympic debut. With her new inspiring book, readers will cheer for their favorite sports hero all over again as she recounts her triumphs, shares what her next chapter will entail, and reminds us to never give up on our dreams.
About the Author
Lindsey Vonn is a three-time Olympic medal-winning alpine ski racer for the U.S. Ski Team. The most successful American skier in history, she holds seven World Championship medals, twenty World Cup titles, and is one of only seven women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. Lindsey was also a Today Show correspondent during the 2014 Winter Olympics and is the founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which works to empower young girls. Now retired, she lives in New Jersey.