Ralph Green is a Paralympian and one of the best one-legged ski racers ever (1:14). We talk about his incredible back story, from his humble beginnings in Brooklyn to his introduction to skiing and his miraculous, hard-work-pays-off leap to the U.S Ski Team. I ask him about his unique experience jumping into the ski racing world after growing up so far removed from the sport. We dive into the tough questions, like how to bring more diversity to skiing and what it’s like being a Black man in a very white sport. For our five-minute call, we dial up Doug Lewis, an Olympian who knows a few things (47:38). Our one question: Are Kid “Softer” These Days? The History Skiing nugget of the week is about the three years that turned ski racing from fringe to fantastic (54:09). Finally, I spotlight a non-profit that I’m excited about called Share Winter Foundation (57:10), and at the end, as always, we read the mail (58:04).
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