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Hendrickson Considers Postponing Retirement

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
August, 4 2018
Sarah Hendrickson
Olympian Sarah Hendrickson may postponing retirement after the FIS added large hill events to the World Cup calendar. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

Rest is important to ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson, as it is to any athlete. But she says the idea of rest is more than a necessity, it's something she relishes; part of her brand, one might say.

But this season, it's taking on a new meaning.

Midway through last winter, over which Hendrickson finished 19th at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, she was approached by Sleep Number, a manufacturer of luxury mattresses.

"They've been a great partner," she said of her sponsor at the USA Nordic Summer Soiree at Jeremy Ranch Country Club. "I sleep a lot – like, 9 to 10 hours every night."

... Read the full story by Ben Ramsey in the Park Record