Saturday, June 22, 2019

She's the best in the world

Tara Geraghty-Moats is the number one Women's Nordic Combined athlete in the world. Last year she entered ten international races -- and won all of them.

To get there, she's worked her way through ski-jumping, cross country skiing, and biathlon before turning to Nordic combined; through injury, frustration, and coaches who found her versatility threatening; and through the difficulties that go with devotion to sports in which athletes have to find much of their own funding.

The interviewer is not a winter sports specialist, so he leads her through clear descriptions of what each of these sports consists of. He shows he respects that he's talking with a mature pro -- who is "fun" and "sweet" too.

Posting this interview is pure self-indulgence. If you've got the time, I think you'll enjoy meeting my courtesy niece Tara.

In case the embedded podcast doesn't work for some reason, here's a link.

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