Just a few days ago we announced the historical mark, Andreas Prommegger will reach when starting in his 200th World Cup race in Arosa next Sunday.
We didn't mention yet that the Austrian race boarder is not the only one to celebrate a round jubilee.
Roland Fischnaller (ITA) is the other one; getting ready for World Cup race #150.
However, also “Fisch” didn't know of this special date when FISSnowboard.com contacted him for a quick chat.
FISSnowboard.com: You might know it yet, but while Andreas Prommegger will compete in his 200th World Cup race, you are about to do your 150th.
Roland Fischnaller: That's interesting, I really didn't know about it.
What does this number mean to you?
150! It's something special. Especially if you imagine how often you have been in a start gate to reach this number. But it's also a good sign for continuity and endurance.
What positive things come to your mind if you look back?
I did some really nice organised races in front of a great audience like in JAUerling or Moscow and St. Petersburg.
And I also did enjoy the preparation time on the glaciers. Sometimes, athletes have the privilege of the best office in the world.
How does your future look like?
I want to do some more years on the World Cup tour. Thereafter it's time for a life on an alp, hopefully with many kids.
And, do you make the 200 before?
That would be a challenge! We'll see.
You will make your 150th race in Arosa, where you lost the final against Andi Prommegger two years ago. What do you expect from next Sunday?
Arosa will be exciting, also with Andi again. But I have a good feeling and I think I have a good chance.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the last three races of the season.