Friday October 10th, 2014

Five-time Olympian Bode Miller is making the transition to a new high-speed sport, although he will now be watching from the sidelines.

Miller recently told In Depth with Graham Bensinger that he is close to finalizing plans to become a full-time horse trainer, with stables based in Kentucky, according to The Washington Post.

“I’m going to Baltimore and then to Lexington to kinda finalize the last steps of buying a horse property there that has the training facility that I want, and do some modifications. It’s what I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”

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Miller's mentor will be legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert, who has been a long-time fan of Miller's skiing, even naming one of his children Bode before he had even met the most accomplished male skier in U.S. history.

The 36-year-old Miller added that while he is not completely done with skiing at this point, he does not anticipate competing in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

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