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Bode Miller calls it a season

U.S. Ski Team reports

PARK CITY, Utah ” Two-time World Cup overall champion and Olympic medalist Bode Miller announced Tuesday that he will take the remainder of the 2009 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season off.

“Due to a number of factors, it makes sense to call it a season,” said Miller. “I came into the season excited, with my mental and physical intensity where I wanted it to be. I had speed and raced hard all season but it didn’t translate into the results we were hoping for.

“I have been racing World Cup for a while and need a break. At this time I find more happiness doing other things than being on tour.”

In 14 World Cup seasons, Miller has amassed a U.S. record 31 World Cup victories making him the most successful ski racer in American history.

He is the 2005 and 2008 World Cup overall champion, holds two Olympic silver medals from the 2002 season and five World Championship medals including four gold.

Miller has not made a decision on the possibility of retirement.

“I thank everyone for their support; arc on,” said Miller.