A four-time Olympic alpine skier, Puckett retired after the Salt Lake Games, but fueled his competitive urge by reinventing himself as a ski cross racer... In 2008, the father of two was involved in a gruesome crash on the slopes, leading some observers to believe he was dead... The 37-year-old will be making his fifth Olympic appearance in 2010.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.