THE QUIET SKI CHAMPION, ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP SKIERS SINCE THE LAST MILLENNIUM, IS GEARING UP FOR HIS NINTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
An amazing performance: on 7 January 1999, a 20-year-old Atomic youngster soared from 23rd place to claim victory at the Night Race in Schladming. Wearing a Superman T-shirt under his racing suit. Benni Raich worked his way up to the top and has stayed there - double Winter Olympics winner, three times World Champion, 14 Winter Olympics and World Championship medals, 91 World Cup podium places, 36 wins. The quiet ski champion, whose successes have filled his very own wall of fame at Atomic, has remained modest. And hungry for more: nineteen years after his World Cup debut, he is now gearing up for his ninth World Championships.