In some quarters, as you may know, "birthday spankings" are a tradition - a way to have a little lighthearted fun with the birthday boy or birthday girl. But on the UAA Ski Team we take it a whole 'nother level, with a full-on beatdown of the birthday boy. We figure if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger, and you'll be just that much tougher in the final kilometers of a hard-fought mass-start college race. Lucky took his beating today with grace and style, and he'll have a couple nice war wounds to show for it over the next couple weeks.
|Somehow, he looked a lot more banged up in person than he does in this photo. |
(Disclaimer: he actually did this to himself and the rest of us had nothing to do with it.)