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Attacking Viking Lotte Smiseth Sejersted announced her retirement from World Cup ski racing on Thursday. Her Instagram post revealed that after years of injuries, she was not willing to risk it all on the slopes anymore.

“So, I have decided to retire from ski racing,” Sejersted wrote on Instagram. “I have had the most amazing years doing what I love, but I feel like it’s time to start a new chapter. In this sport, you have to be willing to risk everything and after the last years with injuries I’m at a point where I’m not willing to take that risk anymore. I’m so thankful for all the people who made this journey possible. I will miss skiing, but I’m excited for new adventures in life.”

The Norwegian had 125 World Cup starts in her career and skied to eight top 10 results, most recently a fifth-place finish in the 2015 Lake Louise super-G. Sejersted made her World Cup debut back in 2009, and was the 2011 Junior World Downhill Champion.

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