Hirscher is the skier that ‘can’t lose’

(CNN)How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers.

In skiing, all the talk this season has been about Lindsey Vonn’s quest to pass Ingemar Stenmark as the most successful racer of all time.
Given Vonn’s early retirement through injury, Stenmark’s 86 World Cup race wins remains the benchmark, but perhaps there is another measure of greatness. How about being the best in the business for eight years running?

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