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Winter looks like its finally ready to stay here in North America and the Oakley Alpine Ski Racing Team is more than ready to take advantage of the fresh snow. Already with a podium finish in Levi, Finland, compliments of young gun, Mikaela Shiffrin, the ever-growing Oakley team sets its sights on the upcoming World Cup season. Gathering across parts of Colorado, Oakley skiers can be found training harder than ever this year in preparation for 2013’s competition.
Wallace Spearmon Jr. is as fierce as they come on the track. As America’s 200-meter standout, he can be seen lining up in the blocks along side some of the world’s quickest men, confident and never intimidated. While most look at Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and now Warren Weir, as unbeatable Jamaican powerhouses, Spearmon sees them as just within his reach. He’s represented the United States in two Olympic Games now and has unfortunately come home empty handed in both attempts. While this is a source of frustration for Spearmon, he uses it as utter motivation to train like he’s never trained before for the next four years, with one goal in mind. With an impressive fourth place finish this year in London, Spearmon already has his sights set on a medal in Rio 2016 and nothing’s going to get in his way. Not even Jamaica’s finest.
Unfamiliar with Wiley Maple? Now’s a good time to start getting to know the young alpine ski racer, because he plans on being around for a long, long time. Maple is still only 22 years old, but already he’s caught the eye of some of the top skiers in the sport.