For Shiffrin, who famously broke the all-time record for most World Cup wins last season, there are still more goals to be reached.
“Motivation-wise, I wouldn’t say anything’s changed,” she said. “I wasn’t shooting to reset the record and then that happened last year, and everyone was wondering if I was going to lose motivation, but I was like, ‘Why should I lose motivation after accomplishing something that I never truly set out to accomplish?'”
Instead, Shiffrin continues to target winning overall titles, which allows her to reset her motivation every season, especially this season as she can tie Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s (AUT) women’s record of six big globes, set in 1978/79.
“She’s a complete trailblazer in ski racing and I would say that If I am able to match that title, or the six overalls, that would be probably the biggest accomplishment (of my career),” Shiffrin said.