Marco Sullivan's Alpine Skiing RecordSullivan entered his first FIS World Cup in 2001 and has concentrated on competing in that arena. Along the way, he has racked up a respectable record, including a first in downhill at the 2009 National Championships in Alyeska, AK. His last two Olympic games, in 2002 and 2006, didn't yield any results worth writing home about. Vancouver alpine skiing events in which he is set to compete include downhill and Super G. Sullivan's overall record is kind of spotty, but when he's on his game, this guy is mighty fast.
Sullivan Not Hot in VancouverThe 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games were not Marco Sullivan's time to shine. He crashed near the finish in the downhill and came in well off the pace in Super G, placing 23rd.
What is Alpine Skiing?Olympic alpine skiing involves a number of events where competitors are timed through the course. These include downhill, slalom, giant slalom, Super G, and super combined. At the Olympic level of competition, the top finishers are typically only hundreths of a second apart.
Sullivan's alpine teammates include Bode Miller of Franconia, NH, and Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV. The others are listed by the U.S. Ski Team.
Sources: U.S. Ski Team, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Marco Sullivan Website.