Standing as a giant in the ski world, Hermann Maier dominated his field of competition and gathered a trove of World Cup titles and medals along the way. But his championship reign came to a frightening halt in 2001 when he endured a violent motorcycle accident that he was lucky to survive. Yet it was at this low point that Hermann Maier’s astonishing comeback story begins. True to his all-or-nothing reputation, the Herminator put every ounce of his strength into his slow, painful recovery. Driven by the same determination that awed millions in Nagano at the 1998 Olympic Games—where he walked away from the most spectacular crash the sport has seen and went on to win a gold medal in the days that followed—Maier found his way back to the podium in a stunning return to glory.