(CNN)When you’re the best it can be tough coming to terms that you’re probably no longer the best — even more so when you’re suffering a lot of physical pain.
‘I just can’t physically do it anymore’ — Vonn
Lindsey Vonn is at a watershed moment. She’s sad her glittering ski career is coming to an end, but as she looks back on her career and forward to what the future might hold, Vonn has become increasingly fearful of the onset of arthritis should she race on to try to become the most successful skier ever.
The 34-year-old American needs five more wins on the World Cup circuit to beat Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 82, but she is adamant this will be her final season whatever.