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Hometown HERO – The Girl Next Door

As Mikaela Shiffrin rode the chairlift to take her second slalom run at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she began to tear up. It was the last chairlift ride of the night and Shiffrin was in the lead after the first run. She had her headset on and was listening to the song  “Atlas” by, Coldplay. The piece was one of the new theme songs for the movie Catching Fire, one of Shiffrin’s favorites. “It was nighttime, yet it wasn’t too dark,” Shiffrin recalls, “and I could see that the clouds were beginning to dissipate. There was a blue cast to the sky, the stars were out and it was really quiet – like the tranquility that you’re always searching for. “And I was listening to the song and it just started building, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to win this!’ It was a weird, random […]