I thought I had some good speed going in the top section and then I shut it down pretty hard and put myself out of the top 30. But at least I'll know what I finished right away. I'll either be happy or sad when I come across the finish line tomorrow because all the top guys are (starting) in front of me.Daron Rahlves
"Daron Louis Rahlves" is a former American FIS Alpine Ski World Cup/World Cup Alpine skiing/alpine ski racer and freestyle skiing/freestyle skier.
Born in Walnut Creek, California/Walnut Creek, California, and raised in northern California, Rahlves attended the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont and currently resides in Truckee, California/Truckee, California. He retired from Alpine skiing World Cup/World Cup racing at the end of the 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2006 season with 12 World Cup victories and a world championship.
Rahlves earned three FIS Alpine World Ski Championships/World Championships medals, a gold in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2001/2001 in the Super Giant Slalom skiing/Super G and a silver and bronze (downhill and giant slalom) in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005/2005. His best year in the overall World Cup standings was 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2006, when he finished fourth. Rahlves' best years in the downhill standings were 2003 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2003 and 2004 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2004, when he placed second. He was also the runner-up in the Super G standings in 2004.More Daron Rahlves on Wikipedia.
As far as the media stuff is concerned, he's gotten a lot of play, a lot of (magazine) covers. That's good for our sport. To me, it's not really a big issue of me getting all the press. It's more like trying to get our sport some press, to get people to know what's coming up. ... What it comes down to, ultimately, is who's going to be skiing faster.Daron Rahlves