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World's oldest skier makes a 100th birthday run

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World's oldest skier makes a 100th birthday run

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Kiezo Miura, the legendary Japanese skier who went for a 99th birthday run down the Vallee Blanche last year, will tomorrow ski for his 100th birthday in Snowbird, Utah. He is reckoned to be the world's oldest skier, but no doubt that claim will be challenged by some Scandinavian superhuman!

Kiezo is the father of Yuichiro Miura, who was the first man to ski Everest and starred in a superb movie in the process.

Here's a report on tomorrow's big event from snowjournal.com.

Any birthday wishes for Kiezo?


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Sun 29-02-04 9:37; edited 1 time in total
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Happy Birthday Kiezo and well done for beating the competition (David Goldsmith etc) even if it was by only a few years snowHead
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Gosh I hope I'm still skiing at that age. Can't see it though. Happy Birthday! Shocked
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DB. I haven't got a snowball in hell's chance of living to 100 (you'll be relieved to know). You have to eat a lot of fish, and meditate in the process. I've gone veggie and eat too much dairy.

What are your chances, on an Austrian pork diet?
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Sorry, David, not chasing you round the internet Wink

Here's an article I posted in July about his son.

"Yuichiro Miura, 70, became the oldest person to climb to Everest's summit earlier this week. A professional skier, he was also the first to ski down Everest from
26,400ft in 1970. Respect!"

Anything in their genes, do you reckon?
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Kiezo Miura, the legendary Japanese skier
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Laughing ....or should that be skyer?
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Ski king. There's a version of that gag in the superb ski movie 'Fire and Ice' by Willy Bogner. The skier (John Eaves, legendary freestyler) jumps into the tree. The tree collapses, with Eaves in the branches. He then skis down the rest of the mountain with the tree between his legs! It's one of the great stunt sequences - absolutely hilarious.
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David Goldsmith, Clearly skiing is good for your health! Not in Kiezo's league perhaps, but summertime on the 2 Alpes glacier Pierre Carrel of Carrel Sports (http://www.carrelsports.com/) runs a race clinic. Each time I've been there for the past three years there's been this old guy haring down the slalom/GS courses set by Pierre all day long, as if his life depended on it. I asked him how old he was - 78. He told be that he'd had to give up marathon running a few years back because his joints could no longer take it, so he learnt to ski instead, and now races! Amazing.
PS Carrel Sports is now run by James, an ex-GB European Cup racer, Pierre still does the race clinics which are excellent. Carrel Sports itself is the best shop for ski racing gear in the resort by a mile....
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Kiezo Miura completed his 100th birthday run at Snowbird yesterday, with lots of well-wishers to see him through the finish gate!

This stirring report from DeseretNews includes some interesting information on the high-achieving Miura family.
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Shocked There's no other word for it. Amazing.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
I hope I get the opportunity grow old disgracefully too!
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
This further article from the Salt Lake Tribune reveals that Kiezo's plan is to ski Zermatt for his 101st birthday. That will give him an opportunity to meet his senior - the legendary 103-year-old former mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen!
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