Ailing Lindsay Vonn to race, but not against men

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Battling a nasty stomach bug, Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Vonn will compete in one of the two races this weekend in Aspen, the Associated Press reports.

But she'd rather be in Lake Louise, Alberta, competing against men. The St. Paul-born Vonn recently requested to participate in a men's downhill race, but the International Ski Federation rejected that.

Still, the possibility of a race against men isn't completely out of the question, USA Today reported. Max Gartner, president of Alpine Canada, told the Canadian Press that he's in talks with Red Bull to organize a race. Red Bull sponsors Vonn.

Her spirits don't seem to be damped by the setback, or illness:

Next Up

Gary Kubiak

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak announces retirement

Kubiak wraps up a career that has spanned nearly four decades.

alphaMPD

Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

police lights

Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

covid-19, coronavirus, ppe

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

icy roads, bad roads

Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

police lights

Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.

Screen Shot 2019-10-11 at 7.01.24 AM

Minneapolis will recover $100K in costs connected to 2019 Trump rally

The Target Center operator said it'll pay the costs over three years.

Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirms run for reelection

He has faced criticism over the city's response to George Floyd's death.

Related

Lindsey Vonn wants to race against men

Is a battle of the sexes shaping up on the ski slopes? St. Paul native Lindsey Vonn hopes so. She wants to race against men in a downhill event in Canada in November.

Int'l Ski Federation rejects Lindsey Vonn's bid to race against men

Proclaiming "that one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other," the International Ski Federation Saturday rejects St. Paul native Lindsey Vonn's bid to compete in next month's men's World Cup downhill ski race.

Bring it on boys! Lindsey Vonn wants to compete against men in 2018

Is Lindsey Vonn the best skiier in the world? She'd like to find out.

Bring it on boys! Lindsey Vonn wants to compete against men in 2018

Is Lindsey Vonn the best skiier in the world? She'd like to find out.