“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 races, 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 past 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 2 years racing independently. I have not had the smoothest road and I feel that I haven’t yet met my potential. I know that those bumps in the road have slowed me down but they have also raised me up. 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 now to be my biggest strengths.
Join me on my journey as I take on the World Cup Circuit once again, only this time I have leveled the playing field. My eyes are now set on the Beaver Creek World Championships in February 2015 and the possibilities are endless. I am proud of what I have fought through and even more proud of the level of skiing I produced. 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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