“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud
In the past 8 years I have won multiple FIS, NorAm Cup and Europa Cup races. I made my way onto the World Cup circuit and earned top ten results. I represented the United States on the 2009 World Championship Team and the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team in Vancouver. On the other side, I also battled through low times just to get there. In those 8 years I endured two knee scopes, high and low ankle sprains, a broken foot, back issues, shoulder surgery and most recently, brain surgery. I have felt support with my successes and felt the lonely feeling of falling from grace. I spent 5-years on the National Team and I have spent the last 3-years racing independently. My path so far has not been the smoothest and I have not yet met my potential. I know that those bumps in the road have slowed me down, but they also made me grow as an athlete and person. I know now that I would not change those tough experiences for the world. The lessons that I took from each “mountain” I climbed are invaluable and I consider them to be my biggest strengths.
Join me on my journey as I take on the World Cup Circuit independent of the U.S. Ski Team once again, only this time I have leveled the playing field. Recently, I have officailly been named to the 2015 World Championship Team and my eyes are now set on the Beaver Creek slalom on February 14th. I am proud of what I have fought through and even more proud of my skiing performance. I cannot wait to see where my hard work will take me now that I have regained my full-health. Overcoming all odds, persevering, and thriving because of these challenges…that is what The Hailey Duke Project is all about.
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