Episode 2: Over The Hill

How one woman became an Olympic athlete at 'retirement age'

 Biathlete Sarah Konrad skies in  Kontiolahti , Finland. (photo courtesy sarah konrad)

Biathlete Sarah Konrad skies in Kontiolahti, Finland. (photo courtesy sarah konrad)

Sarah Konrad is an Olympian who's competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon, a sport that combines skiing and rifle shooting. Unlike most Olympic-level athletes, she did not grow up doing these sports. In fact, she didn’t start competing seriously until the age that many athletes are already retiring.