Die Zeit ist gekommen, schreibt Russ auf Facebook und kündigt seinen Rücktritt als aktiver Freeskier an. Der Australier hatte in den letzten Jahren mit vielen Verletzungen zu kämpfen und hat sich nun entschieden, die Skiboots an den Nagel zu hängen. Hier sein Statement:
„Well the time has come. After a long, fun, crazy and wild career as a professional skier I’ve decided its time to hang up the boots from competitive skiing!
It has taken me a long time to come to this decision but I feel more ready now than ever to start the next chapter!
Thank you to all my sponsors (Red Bull, VÖLKL, LEKI, Dalbello Ski Boots, Marker Products, Perisher) throughout the years and to all the close friends I have made along the way. Without you all I couldn’t have achieved nearly as much as I thought possible.
My body has definitely taken a beating over the years and I want to thank all the people behind the scenes who believed in me and helped push me to get back on snow!
I also want to give special shout out to my wife laura, who has been there through the think and thin of it all and has believed in me the entire time. Thank you Laura 🙂
Skiing will always be a massive part of my life and ill forever be greatful for all the opportunities it has provided me!
Cheers everyone! Time for the next chapter!“