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Swenson Named #8 'Bad Boy'

PARK CITY, Utah (July 12) – Outside Magazine and the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) have joined forces to put together a list of the top 10 “Ultimate Bad Boys of the Outdoors”. Making the list of bad boys is two of the U.S. Ski Team’s most prominent and successful athletes, Carl Swenson (cross country) and Bode Miller (alpine). Hosted by outdoor adventurer Tyler Harcott, the program provides the ultimate guide and gripping footage into the lives of some of the very best action and adventure athletes.

Coming in at #8 is Olympic cross-country skier, Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO). Swenson, an obvious candidate for a top-10 bad boy of the outdoors, is known for being a “two sport maniac” and “endurance machine” through his extraordinary balance of World Cup ski racing in the winter and strenuous mountain bike racing in the summer. Outside Magazine describes Swenson as being the “fittest athlete in the country” to be competing in two of the most punishing sports in the world.

Swenson shrugs off the reoccurring question on how he stays motivated saying, “It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. How could I not? It‘s a great thing to be doing.” It’s this outlook and drive that makes Swenson an ultimate bad boy and one of the top adventure athletes in the world.

Bad boy #2, 2004 World Cup giant slalom champion, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) nears the top of the list for being the “wild child of downhill skiing… a rebel, free spirit and world champion” by pushing the edge every time he hits the slopes. Known for his lack of safety on the slopes, Miller is recognized for crashing more than winning, only because he concentrates on giving his absolute best.

Grant Davis, assistant editor of Outside Magazine says about Miller, “He doesn’t ski safe, doesn’t ski with grace, he just goes balls out, and he’s had a lot of success with it.”

Miller, with one of the most unique styles of the U.S. Ski Team, finished the 2004 season with the best U.S. men’s results in two decades. His technique and all-or-nothing attitude makes Miller one of the most exciting athletes to watch and one of the top two bad boys of the outdoors.

Outside Magazine’s “Ultimate Bad Boys of the Outdoors” will be aired throughout the month of July. Visit http://www.olntv.com for future show times.

Source: US Ski Team

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