How to Get into the Olympic Spirit

Our editor goes for the gold in four sports

Let the Games Begin

Shannon Miller. Kristi Yamaguchi. Picabo Street. Back in the day, I could rattle off their favorite foods, Hollywood crushes (Devon Sawa, obviously), and medal counts. Decades later, I still get starry-eyed over Olympians, the rare breed of humans who build careers out of hobbies and possess bodies of steel. What are their secrets? How does one actually land a triple lutz? To find out, I curl/propel/race a mile in their shoes/boots/skates. Up first: cross-country skiing.

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