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Making it even better is that he's doing it in what might be his last Olympics because racing down snow-covered mountains is generally a sport for young men.
Miller is 32 now and would be 36 if he went for a fifth Olympics four years from now in Sochi. There are older skiers -- Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein at 38 just wrapped up his sixth Olympics -- but there will come a time when his body will no longer do the things he demands of it in his hell-bent runs down the hill.
"To be very frank, we haven't discussed it," Miller's agent, Lowell Taub, said. "I think next season is more the discussion, rather than four seasons away. Bode's enjoying the moment."
Taub made the comment Tuesday as his Blackberry buzzed with new offers and opportunities for Miller, whose brash personality and sport have always been more marketable in Europe than at home in the United States. While Miller has a love-hate relationship with the Olympics and has often condemned the commercialism of the games, he stands to make even more millions off his performance here.
If that's a contradiction, so be it. Even in a sport that celebrates individualism, Miller skis to a different drummer.
Now he's got one more race to make Olympic history, two more runs to establish a mark of greatness he insists he doesn't care about. The slalom on Saturday isn't his specialty, but if he can finish it standing up he's got a chance.
Perhaps more important to Miller, though, is that he's done it all his way, and hasn't had to apologize for anything. He remained stubbornly true to himself even while under fire for his late night antics in Turin, and he's a winner here because he's refused to compromise his style.
Win or lose, his remarkable Olympics will soon be over. If he wants, he can begin partying like it's 2006 all over again.
No one will begrudge him this time.
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