People have often asked me, "what does it feel like to race downhill?" Well, words can not begin to describe the feeling of the speed and how it tries to break you apart, or how quiet it gets in the air, or how little bumps shake you to your core. This video is the closest thing I have seen to describing what the racers is feeling, thinking and seeing while pushing it to the limit.
    This is a POV (point of View) run down the 2002 Olympic Men's Downhill called the Grizzly. The camera is attached to a weight-belt type corset that I am wearing. I have a microphone literally taped into my mouth. And although I ran World Cup for eight years in the 80s, in 2002 I was 38 years old and pretty nervous throwing myself down the mountain. As you will see, I was extremely psyched to make it to the bottom.
    On Feb 5th, I head to Whistler to announce at the 2010 Olympics. I have declined the offer to carry the camera down the course again. I am officially retired! It will be exciting enough just to watch the best in the world go for Gold.

~Doug Lewis
 


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