Transcript for Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller vs. Ted Ligety
One of the biggest showdowns in sochi, American skiers bode miller and Ted ligety in a fight for superer combined downhill. Matt Gutman has their story. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Good morning, George. Ted ligety and bode miller are the two golden boys of skiing. Arguably the best skiers of their generation. Their riflery is probably the hottest thing on snow. Ted ligety and bode miller have two things in common. The quest for gold and their rivalry. A lot of people are talking about the competition. We're supercompetitive. Skiing, playing basketball. Reporter: That's where the parallels end. On the slopes, miller is known for his unconventional style. Focusing on one thing. Speed. As seen here in Sunday's downhill event. Often at the expense of his own safety. You now you're having a good run when you're on the limit of falling. Reporter: Ligety is known for a more precisely technical approach. The 29-year-old went to an elite boarding school. Miller, 36, was home-schooled until the third grade in his parents' New Hampshire cabin with no electricity. He shot the fame in 2002 salt Lake City games, earning multimillion-dollar endorsement deals. And his reputation as a playboy. He's married to pro volleyball player Morgan beck. Recently fighting an exfwoif in a high-profile custody battle over their son. As for ligky, a more low-profile life with his girlfriend, Mia. Though he, too, has endorsement deals, including Kellogg's. In their epic basketball battle, he said it's a wash. He has height. I'm squirrely. Reporter: On the slopes. Bode miller is an old guy. 36 year old. Ted ligety, at the peak of his powers. You have to like his chances. Reporter: Skiers are already starting to complain about the conditions. It's so warm, these guys are sun-bathing. Folks are skiing in t-shirts. At the black sea, people are sunbathing and swimming. I took a chance to join them. It's colder than I thought. I wouldn't recommend it. Such a wimp. You kept your shirt on. Josh thought Matt would put on a wet soout. Coming up, who do you trust
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