Bode Miller, 36, who in seemingly another lifetime was a great giant slalom skier — he won an Olympic silver medal in Giant Slalom in 2002 but last won a GS race in 2005 — had a ragged run and finished 26th in the first run, too far out to contend in the second run.
Miller, who tied for a bronze medal Sunday in the Olympic super-G, talked about being bothered during the Games by both of his knees. He missed all of last season after having microfracture surgery on his left knee. He twisted his right knee in a violent crash in a GS race in St. Moritz a week before the first Olympic race.
After the second run, Miller (he finished 20th overall) said he won’t compete in the slalom Saturday, so the GS was his last race of these Games and probably of his Olympic career.
“I put in the work,” Miller said. “It leaves me with a positive feeling that I did my best. I wish I could have done more here, but I’m happy with a medal.”