Before the race weekend in Wengen, Emmentaler Beat Feuz is nervous in two ways. In addition to the three upcoming speed races, the 34-year-old is also looking forward to more offspring: his partner Katrin Triendl is heavily pregnant, their second child is due to be born at the end of the month – the couple already have their three-year-old daughter Clea together.
Should the second offspring decide to come earlier, Feuz has taken precautions: “I would have a helicopter up my sleeve that could get to Wengen relatively quickly and fly me home.” Feuz did not receive a call until Tuesday evening, so he can focus entirely on the races.
The Emmentaler has already won the Lauberhorn run three times, in 2020, 2018 and 2012. Only the Austrian Franz Klammer has also won the world’s longest run three times in the World Cup. However, the record winner in Wengen is local Karl Molitor. He triumphed six times between 1939 and 1947.