May 7, 2018
Dara Howell is an olympic Gold Medalist, a RedBull Athlete, and an ambassador for Always #LikeAGirl campaign.
There is a lot more to Dara's current journey than simply executing on her ski's and stepping onto the podium.
At the age of 19, Dara was thrown into a world of fame and success over night. This came with a feeling of shamefulness, anxiety and fatigue. After years of contemplating exit from sport and the spot light, Dara had 9 months to train for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Her showing at the Olympics didn't come with your standard fairytale ending... but it did come with an inspiring, courageous story of its own.
Dara finished in the bottom half of her fellow competitors yet she turned that situation into one that had the entire country at her back; integrity regardless of winning or losing.
It was the fear of failure that once stopped Dara from achieving her best not only as an athlete but as a person. It is failure that has now fuelled Dara with an inherent excitement regardless of the outcome.
Dara no longer stresses if she truly believes in a favourable outcome... she prepares as best as she can and then enjoys the journey.